Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), a village development project, was launched by the Government of India on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Jayprakash Narayan on 11th October 2014. Under this project, the Parliament is to take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019.
Goal of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
Originally, the goal of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is to develop three Adarsh Gram (falling within the areas one of MP) by March 2019, of which one is to be accomplished by 2016. After that five such Adarsh Grams (one per year per MP) is going to be selected and developed by 2024.
The MPs have been directed to identify one Gram Panchayat, from their respective constituencies, immediately and two others are to be taken up a little later.
While Lok Sabha MP has to select a Gram Panchayat from within her/his constituency, the Rajya Sabha MP has to select a Gram Panchayat from the Rural area of the district of her/his liking in the State from which s/he has been elected.
However, the nominated MPs have got the advantage of selecting a Gram Panchayat from the rural area of any district in the country. In the Urban constituencies where there are no Gram Panchayats, the MP has got the advantage of identifying a Gram Panchayat from a nearby rural constituency.
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Objectives of SAGY
The objectives of the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana are: to initiate processes leading to holistic development of the selected Gram Panchayats; to substantially enhance the standard of living and quality of life of all the members of the society through improved basic amenities, higher productivity, enhanced human development, reduced disparities, better livelihood opportunities, access to rights and entitlements, wider social mobilization, enriched social capital, etc. and to nurture the selected Adarsh Grams as schools of local development to train and inspire other Gram Panchayats.
Approach of SAPY
In order to accomplish its objectives Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana would be guided by the approach of: building partnerships with voluntary organizations, co-operatives and academic and research institutions; using the leadership, commitment and energy of the Member of Parliament (MP) to develop Adarsh Gram Panchayats; engaging with and mobilizing the community to participate in local level development; focusing on results and sustainability.
Performance Evaluation under SAGY
It has been suggested to have a mid-term evaluation of performance by a competent independent agency. Apart from this a post-project assessment of performance and results would be similary undertaken.
It has been decided that four kinds of awards will be give in the following categories:
- Best Adarsh Grams
- Best Practices
- Best charge Officer
- Best District Collectors.
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