Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)
Cleanliness is a major motto of this present government of India. And thi is why the swachh Bharat abhiyan was initiated by the central government. After that, our respected PM launched one more scheme for the benefit of the people living in the rural areas. The scheme has been implemented for supporting a clean and developed village within India. The development project will be really beneficial for the villages. The scheme is focused on the development of villages in economic, social and cultural aspects. The PM aims in covering the 2500 villages within 2019. Now that being said, this article is going to offer the complete details for SAGY.
The primary objective of SAGY
The scheme has been based on the concept of rural development of Mahatma Gandhi that resolved around formatting different villages that develops the Swaraj rule into a su-raj government. Te objective here is to offer a holistic development for all adopted villages. And this will be done by the MPs in every aspect, starting from human, personal, social, economic and environmental. This will also include the provision for basic amenities, services, good governance and security.
The features of Sansad Adarsh Yojana
A really major feature of the SAGY is, every MP will be provided with the responsibility for a certain number of villages, three to be specific. A total of 200 MP’s are there and everyone will be taking the responsibility of 3 villages. So a total of 2500 villages will be covered by 2019. This is the target at present.
The MP’s have the choice of their villages but it must be remembered that no such villages can be selected by any MP that is the residence of their relatives or in-laws. Initially one village will be turned into a model village and then two villages again will be selected for development. This procedure shall continue till 2019.
It has been strictly mentioned that the villages shall be taken up from the rural constituencies and not at all from the urban constituencies. The emphasis shall be to empower the poor families to get rid of the poverty by providing a proper plan for gram Panchayat. The primary focus is to bring a complete change within the villages and offer them a pucca house for homeless people. And proper sanitation facilities shall be offered. The schools are going to be IT enabled, e-libraries will be offered and the facility of web based teaching will also be implemented. Each student will be offered with universal access to education till class X.
The other benefits that will be offered in villages are piped drinking water, connection to main roads, and electricity supply for all households, libraries within the village, telecom and broadband connectivity that includes CCTV in the public areas.
There will be a complete focus on e-governance, the SAGY is going to ensure that people are provided with Aadhar cards and additional benefits of Aam Aadmi Yojana and they shall be having a complete access to the Public Distribution system for families that are eligible for a social security, disability and the widow pensions.
Apart from that SAGY is also focused on “personal growth and development”. This includes training and awareness on hygienic behavior, physical exercise, and reduction of alcoholism, smoking and substance abuse.
The identification of villages
The MP’s have the freedom for selecting any gram Panchayat that needs to be developed into Adarsh Gram. But the village must have a population of 3000-5000 population people if they are located in the plains. For the hilly areas there must be a population of more than 1000-3000 in a single village. The Lok Sabha MP’s have the freedom to select a village from their constituency and the Rajya Sabha MP’s can also select villages from their local areas. The nominated members have a complete freedom to select a village from any district. The MP’s who are from urban constituencies, can also take up village from their neighboring constituencies. No new funds will be allocated for this scheme. And for raising the resources, there will be funds taken up from MP’s Local area development scheme, the revenue of gram Panchayat and also the state/central government’s commission grants. The CSR responsibility funds can also be used for continuing this scheme.
There must be a village plan that needs to be made before the implementation of the Adarsh gram scheme. Every village needs to have the list of activities which it needs. And considering the sources and requirement of the village, the activities shall be shortlisted.
A tabular overview of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)
|SL NO||Facts to know||Brief details|
|1.||Total villages targeted||2500|
|2.||Total villages in India||6 Lakh|
|3.||Total villages targeted by each MP||8 villages|
|4.||Brand Ambassador||Sachin Tendulkar|
|5.||Main guide||District Collector|
|6.||The functionary committees||Two committees, one headed by Rural Development and secretary respectively|
|7.||The steps to work out SAGY||1) Village Development plan
2) Chalk out resource requirements
3) Raise money from sources
4) Implement the scheme