Increase rural transport services is the most likely outcome of Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY) scheme.
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Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)
The scheme is a subcomponent of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
- To provide an alternative source of livelihoodsto members of SHGs under DAY – NRLM by facilitating them to operate public transport services in backward rural areas, as identified by the States
- To provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services to connect remote villages with key services and amenities(including access to markets, education and health) for the overall economic development of the area by making use of the supports available within the framework of DAY – NRLM.
The Community Investment Fund (CIF) provided to Community Based Organization (CBOs) under DAY-NRLM will be utilized to support the SHG members in this new livelihoods’ initiative. The beneficiary SHG member will be provided an interest free loan by the CBO from its Community Investment Fund upto Rs.6.50 lakh for purchase of the vehicle.