Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY): Objectives, Features, Funding and Implementation

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY): Objectives, Features, Funding and Implementation

Question - Good governance involves creation of socio-economic and physical infrastructure, especially in rural areas. Discuss the objectives, features, funding and implementation of the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana for model villages.

SAGY was launched in 2014 for the development of model villages/Adarsh Grams.


1. Under this Yojana, development of model villages into Adarsh Grams through scheme implementation is planned

2. MPs will develop socioeconomic and physical infrastructure of 3 villages by 2019 and 4 villages by 2020

3. First Adarsh Gram must be developed by 2016; 2 more by 2019

4. 2019 to 2024: 5 More Adarsh Grams must be developed

5. Scheme aims for 6433 Adarsh Grams in 2,65,000 gram panchayats by 2024

6. New initiatives will be launched specifically designed for model villages

7. Aim is model village which can be replicated


• MPs can select any gram panchayat except their own or spouse’s village

• Village to be developed must have population of 3 to 5 thousand persons (if it is in the plains) or 1000-3000 if in hilly areas

• LS MPs may choose village from their constituency

• RS MPs may chose village from which they are elected

• Nominated members can choose village from any country district

• MPs of urban constituencies can develop village from neighbouring rural constituency

Resources for Yojana are raised through:

1. Funds from current schemes like Indira Awas Yojana, MGNREGA, Backward Regions Grant Fund and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana


3. Own revenue of gram panchayat

4. Central and State Finance Commission Grants

5. Corporate Social Responsibility/CSR funds


• Village Development Plan must be created for each model village

• Each model village is to develop a list of activities to be carried out through own resources based on needs

• For example: Adarsh Fram can work towards skill development and diversified livelihood

• Each MP should adopt a village which is not his own or his in-laws or spouse

• Emphasis should be on poverty elimination in the Adarsh Grams

• Model villages should have:

- Gender equality, women empowerment and dignity,
- Social justice,
- Cleanliness,
- Community service,
- Peace , harmony and
- Eco-friendliness.

• Each village should have excellent housing and sanitation facilities

• It should have smart schools with e-libraries and IT enabled classrooms

• Basic healthcare facilities and utility services should be available such as :

- Piped drinking water
- Road connectivity
- Electricity Supply
- Broadband Connectivity
- Telecom lines
• Emphasis should be e-governance

• SAGY will also provide Aadhaar cards and insurance schemes as well as PDS to model village residents

Facts and Stats

Regarding SAGY Monitoring

• Project is to be funded by MP’s MPLAD Fund chiefly
• SAGY stresses mutual cooperation and local self government
• DC will guide planning processes of Gram Panchayat under SAGY
• Specially designed capacity building programmes will be there by Ministry of Rural Development for SAGY
• Empowered committee will look after relevant departments
• It will be headed by Chief Secretary and include experts, at least 2 civil society reps
• Secretary of Rural Development Department will be member convener and DC will be nodal officer
• Review meeting will be chaired by MP
• At national level, real time web based monitoring will be in place for SAGY
• Over 670 MPs have adopted villages across India as per this scheme

Regarding SAGY Targets

• SAGY encourages community participation and entrepreneurial ventures
• Scheme also stresses on Mahila and Bal Sabhas
• SAGY also focuses on creation of infrastructure for schools
• Other targets are 100% immunisation and institutional deliver, reduced MMR IMR and lowered malnutrition
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