Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Rural Development
Objective: To ensure integrated development of the selected village across multiple areas such as agriculture, health, education, sanitation, environment, livelihoods etc.
Scheme:
  • Launched on birth anniversary of Jayprakash Narayan
  • SAGY was launched in 2014 under which each Member of Parliament will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019.
  • Thereafter, five such Adarsh Grams (one per year) will be selected and developed by 2024.
  • MPs can select any gram panchayat, other than their own village or that of their spouse, to be developed as an Adarsh Gram.
  • Objective is to trigger processes which lead to holistic development of the identified Gram Panchayats and substantially improve the standard of living.
  • Ministry of Rural Development will be nodal Ministry
  • Under SAGY, no new funds have been allocated for the Yojana. Refer infographic for SAGY funding.
  • Issues:
    • Fund scarcity due to suspension of MPLAD scheme for 2 year.
    • SAGY envisages synergy and convergence of various development schemes, which is a tough task.
Factual Information:
  • Launched in 2014