- The Members of Parliament (MPs) have adopted 3154 Gram Panchayats under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) from 2014-15 to 2022-23.
- Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) was launched in 2014.
- To translate the comprehensive vision of Mahatma Gandhi about an ideal Indian village into reality.
- To trigger processes which lead to a holistic development of the identified Gram Panchayats
To substantially improve the standard of living and quality of life of all section of the population through –
- Improved basic amenities
- Higher productivity
- Enhanced human development
- Better livelihood opportunity
- Reduced disparities
- Access to right and entitlements
- Wider social mobilization
- Enriched social capital
To generate models of local level development and effective local government which can motivate and inspire neighboring Gram Panchayats to learn and adapt
Working of the scheme:
- Under SAGY, each Member of Parliament adopts a Gram Panchayat and guides its holistic progress giving importance for social development at par with infrastructure.
- However, they cannot choose their own village.
- The ‘Adarsh Grams’ are to become schools of local development and governance, inspiring other Gram Panchayats.
- By involving villagers and leveraging scientific tools, a village development plan is prepared under the leadership of Member of Parliament.
- They will develop activities considering the resources and requirements of that village.
- An increase in employment opportunities.
- A depletion in migration due to extreme distress.
- 100% documentation of birth and deaths with proper registration.
- An evolved alternative dispute resolution system granted by the communities.
- Social liberty from slavery, bonded labour, manual scavenging and child labour.
- Established social justice, harmony and peace among the communities.
The functioning bodies can draw resources for this scheme from-
Existing schemes, such as the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Indira Awas Yojana, Backward Regions Grant Fund, etc.
- Gram panchayat’s revenue
- Central and State Finance Commission Grants
- The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
- Corporate Social Responsibility funds
SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB