Economic Development Programme (EDP):

This programme aims at enhancing the socio-economic status of target groups by way of giving grants either in kind or in cash to the selected beneficiaries. Selection of beneficiaries is effected by a Beneficiary Selection Committee constituted by the Government. Individuals/households belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) shall be eligible under these scheme and applicants shall submit a certificate from the SDC/SDO/DC concerned certifying their eligibility under EWS. Fishery; Vegetable Farming; Irrigation Pump Set; Poultry; Tailoring, Embroidery; Carpentry; etc. are implemented under EDP. Work Advisory Board (WAB) of the Department approves the work programme annually.