Maharashtra emmerges as leader in implementing Sansad Aadrash Gram Yojana
Selection criteria relaxed for birth places of Dr. Ambedkar and Shahid Bhagat Singh
In Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana identification of villages has been achieved to the tune of 86% across India . However, 106 MP’s are yet to select the villages said Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and sanitation. He was addressing a press conference in Mumbai today. Taking inspiration from Centre 10, states including Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Mizoram, Chhaitsgarh, Haryana, Rajasthan etc. have started their own scheme on the lines of Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana, he added.
A review meeting of Maharashtra and Goa on Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana ( SAGY) was held today to discuss the implementation, progress and suggestions of the Member of Parliament’s. Mr. Birender Singh appreciated the progress of scheme in Maharashtra which has taken a lead. However, proposals from 106 MP’s are yet awaited. 10 MP’s from Delhi and 55 MP’s from West Bengal were yet to complete the identification of villages which is expected to be completed in near future.
The Centre has relaxed the selection criteria as regards hilly, tribal and difficult area for the villages ‘Ambavade’ from Maharashtra and ‘Khatakarkalam’ from Punjab which are birth places of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and Shahid Bhagat Singh respectively.
SAGY was launched on 11th October , 2024 with a motive of development of selected villages across multiple areas such as agriculture , heath, education, sanitation environment and livelihood. The goal is to developed three Aadarsh Gram Yojana by March 2019 of which one which would be achieved by 2016 under leadership of Member of Parliament. Thereafter five such Adarsh Grams (one per year) would be selected and developed and by 2014 with a aim at instilling values such a people participation, gender inequality spirit of community service cleanliness etc. Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises , Shri Anant Geete, , Minister of State Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Hansraj Ahir, Maharshtra Minister for Rural Development, Ms. Pankaja Munde were also present on the press conference