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Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers

Government of India introduced a 'Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers' (SRMS) from January 2007, with the objective to rehabilitate remaining Manual Scavengers and their dependents in a time-bound manner. The Scheme has been revised w.e.f. November, 2013. Details of pre-revised and the revised Scheme are given at Annexure (PDF file that opens in a new window)

As per the revised Scheme, identified manual scavengers, one from each family, are provided one-time cash assistance. The identified manual scavengers and their dependents are provided project based back-ended capital subsidy upto Rs. 3,25,000 and concessional loan for undertaking self employment ventures. Beneficiaries are also provided training for skill development for a period upto two years, during which a stipend of Rs. 3,000 per month is also provided.

The details of fund provided under the scheme is as follows:

(Rs. in crore)
Year B.E. R.E. Expenditure
2006-07 1.00 56.00 56.00
2007-08 50.00 50.00 25.00
2008-09 100.00 100.00 100.00
2009-10 100.00 100.00 50.00
2010-11 5.00 5.00 Nil
2011-12 100.00 100.00 Nil
2012-13 100.00 100.00 20.00
2013-14 570.00 570.00 Nil (Till November, 2013)

Details of the Revised Scheme (PDF file that opens in a new window)

Important Links

Report to the People 2012-2013 (External website that opens in a new window)
eBook 2004-2013 (External website that opens in a new window)
e-Gazette (External website that opens in a new window)