12 August 2017 Current Affairs: Indian Government's new sub-scheme named “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)” will be launched as a part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
Aim:- Rural transport services like e-rickshaws, 3 and 4 wheeler motorized transport vehicles will be provided to connect remote villages.
Total provision - Rs.16.06 Crore.
SHG member will be provided an interest free loan upto Rs.6.50 lakh for vehicle purchase.
This Scheme is approved for 52 Blocks in 8 States namely Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.