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Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

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Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana was launched on 11th October 2014 with the aim to translate the comprehensive vision of Mahatma Gandhi about an ideal Indian village into reality, keeping in view the present context. Under SAGY, each Member of Parliament adopts a Gram Panchayat and guides its holistic progress giving importance for social development at par with infrastructure. 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. The distinct feature of this Yojana is that it is:

  • Demand Driven
  • Inspired by Society
  • Based on People’s Participation


The main objective of SAGY are:

  • 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
  • To nurture the identified Adarsh Grams as schools of local development to train other gram panchayat

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