Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojona (SGSY) is an integrated scheme for providing opportunities of self employment to the rural poor. It was lunched on 1st April 1999. The main objective of this programme is to bring the assisted poor families above the poverty line by ensuring appreciable sustained level of income over a period of time. The assisted families may be individuals or groups (SHG). However the emphasis is on group approach and also with particular emphasis on group formation by women and the weaker sections.