How is it different from Swarna Jyanti Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)?
NRLM has adopted ‘demand driven’ strategy, in place of SGSY’s ‘allocation based’ strategy. This implies that under NRLM, states have greater autonomy to plan for implementing the programme. NRLM encourages states to prepare State Perspective for Implementation Plans (SPIP) for seven years and Annual Action Plans (AAPs). The allocation for the state is released against the approved AAP.
NRLM has adopted a Participatory Identification of Poor (PIP) instead of the BPL to identify its beneficiaries.