Government of India, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan launched Sansad Adarsh Gram Yogna (SAGY) on 11th October 2014. It is a village development project and focuses on fostering the growth and development of villages. Under this project, the parliament is to take the responsibility of developing institutional and physical infrastructure in three villages by 2019.
Primarily, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana centres upon development of three Adarsh Gram (falling within the areas of MPs) 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 picked up and developed by 2024.
The MPs will identify one Gram Panchayat, from their respective constituencies on immediate basis and two others will be taken up little latter.
The LokSabha MP has to choose a Gram Panchyat from within his/her constituency while the Rajya Sabha MP is supposed to pick up a Gram Panchayat from the rural area of the district of his/her liking in the state from which he/she has been elected.
However, the nominated MPs can enjoy the privilege of selecting a Gram Panchayat from the rural area of any district in the country. In Urban constituencies where there are no Gram Panchayats, the MP can identify a Gram Panchayat from a nearby rural constituency.
The objectives of the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana are:
In order to fulfill its objectives,Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana will adopt the strategy of partnering with co-operatives, voluntary organizations and academic and research institutions. With undeterred determination to develop Adarsh Gram Panchayats, MPs will engage with and mobilize the community to take part in local development keeping the focus on results and sustainability.
Mid-term evaluation of performance has been advised which will be carried out by a competent independent agency. In addition to this, a post-project assessment of performance and results will also be done.
It has been decided that four kinds of awards will be given in the following categories:
1. Best charge officer
2. Best Adarsh Grams
3. Best District Collectors
4. Best practices