Pradhan Mantri Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana {सांसद आदर्श ग्राम योजना}

Updated on Jul 29, 2020

Overview

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is a development programme of a rural area. Pradhan Mantri ​​​​​Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched by PM Narendra Modi on the birth anniversary of Jayaprakesh Narayan on 11th October 2014. The Yojana broadly focuses on the development of remote villages which include social growth, cultural development, and spread the motivation among the people. 

Background

The first Adarsh Gram was developed by 2016, and each MP will produce two more in 2019 and from 2019 to 2024, planning for five more Adarsh Gram by the year. This implies that the total number of 6, 433 Adarad Gram of the 2, 65,000-gram panchayats will be by 2024. 

Keeping the view in mind in this Yojana, each member of the parliament adopts a gram panchayat and guides its progress by giving the importance for the social development of the villages as per the infrastructure. Under this Yojana, villagers, and leveraging scientific tools, a village development plan is prepared under the leadership of a member of parliament. 

Features

  • Demand-driven
  • Inspired by society
  • Based on the people's participation

Objectives

This scheme's main aim is to improve the standard of living and quality of life of all the sections of the population. To generate the models of local level development, various objectives are set for the development of the people.

  • Improved basic amenities
  • Higher productivity
  • Enhanced human development
  • Enriched social capital 
  • Reduce disparities

These objectives are kept in mind while looking for the development of rural areas. 

The main plan of this Yojana is to bring all the members of parliament of all parties under the same roof while taking the responsibility of developing the remote villages into modern villages like physical and institutional infrastructure. Under this Yojana, each member of parliament needs to choose one community each from the list, except their town.

Roles and Regulations

  • Identify the Adarsh gram
  • Facilitate the planning process of a yojana.
  • Mobilize the additional funds
  • Monitor the scheme
  • Monitor the whole process of yojanas like identifications and planning
  • Review the implementation of the system.
  • Identify the scheme
  • Monthly progress of the Yojana
  • Implement the Yojana
  • Identify the needs of the villagers
  • Ensure the participation in the Yojana

Implementation

Selection of Remote Village

List of the things which are required for Selection of the village for the development following are requirements:

  • A gram panchayat is a basic unit for the Selection of the town. For a plain area population required up to 3000-5000 and in hilly areas condition of the community is 1000-3000.
  • The MP is eligible to identify a suitable gram panchayat to be developed as Adarsh Gram, rather than selecting his/her village or spouse.
  • The MP will immediately select the one Gram panchayat to be developed and rest two communities will be taken up a little later.
  • Lok Sabha MP can choose a Gram panchayat according to his/her choice from the list, and Rajya Sabha MP can choose a Gram Panchayat from the rural area of a district according to his/her choice in the state from where he/she is elected.

Strategies 

  • The main activity is to energize and mobilize the community towards affirmative action.
  • Repairing and renovating the present infrastructure into a new one.
  • Strengthening the Gram Panchayats and people's institutions. 
  • Promoting transparency and accountability within the people.
  • Needs and priorities in an integrated manner.
  • Covering the resource from Center Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

Use of Technology and Innovations

The government has planned various techniques and technology for the modification of the villages. Numerous innovations designed under the Yojana these would work broadly in the following areas:

  • Space applications and remote sensing
  • Mobile-based technology
  • Agriculture-related innovation and technology
  • Road constructions
  • Water supply and sanitation-related techniques.

Activities 

The government is providing necessities to remote villages for their development. The government authorities do all these developments for the welfare of the rural people. 

  • Personal development
  • Social development
  • Human development
  • Economic development
  • Environmental development
  • Social Security
  • Basic amenities and services
  • Good Governance

Funding

 Funds are to be raised for the Yojana:

  • Funds are to be raised from existing schemes, such as the Indra Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, and Backward Regions Grant Fund, etc 
  • The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme.
  • The Gram Panchayat owns the revenue.
  • Central and State Finance Commission Grants.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Funds.

Future Aspects

For the development of the rural areas, this Yojana is working hard by developing the village infrastructure. Each village will create a list of activities to be carried out, based on its resource and requirements. All possible actions have been listed in the guidelines for development. Adarsh Gram will be working towards progress by providing universal access to necessary healthcare facilities, promoting livelihoods through agriculture and skill development, providing pensions for families, housing for all, and promoting social forestry.

Official Website 

Visit the official website here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana will convert a remote village to a model village?

We convert remote villages into model villages by developing improved necessities of the town, higher productivity, enhanced human development, more social mobilization, and enriched social capital.

 Q. What is the Personal development of the village?

Personal development of the village like inculcating hygienic behaviour and practices, healthy habits including daily exercise and games and reducing risk behaviour, etc.

Q. What is the Economic Development of the village by Yojana?

By promoting diversified agriculture like organic farming, soil health cards, setting up seed banks, Micro- Irrigation, and Agro-Service Centres. 

Q. Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is a solution to the water problem in the villages or not?

As water problems continue to come, the government as planned by implanting rain saving schemes in the villages like creating talab, increase the ground waterline through rainwater collection etc. 


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WRITTEN BYVarsha Verma

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