Replying to a written question whether the Government is contemplating to abandon the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY), National Food for Work Programme (NFFWP) as reported in a section of Media in the Lok Sabha today, the Union Minister for Rural Development Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said that the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY), National Food for Work Programme (NFFWP) was launched in November 2004.
With the launching of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in 200 identified districts with effect from 2nd February, 2006, the NFFWP and SGRY programmes were subsumed in these identified districts. The work started under SGRY and NFFWP and spilled over to the financial year 2006-07 were allowed to be completed by 30th June, 2006 by following the NREGA processes.
SGRY programme in additional 130 districts was subsumed in NREGS in the year 2007-08. Incomplete SGRY works in these districts were allowed to be completed by 31st August, 2007 by following the NREGA processes.
Detailed modifications were issued to SGRY guidelines on 1st August, 2007 which inter-alia stipulated that only those new works will be taken up under SGRY which are NREGA compliant to ensure smooth completion of such works as and when remaining districts are subsumed into NREGA.
The SGRY programme in the remaining districts will be subsumed in the NREGS with effect from 1st April, 2008 as per the notification dated 28th September, 2007.