Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)

  • SAGY is a village development project under which each Member of Parliament will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure and improve the standard of living in three villages by 2019.
  • Lok Sabha MP chooses these villages from the constituency he represents and the Rajya Sabha MP chooses it from the state he represent.
  • Thereafter, five such Adarsh Grams will be selected and developed by 2024. ( a total of 8 by 2024)
  • The MP can select any gram panchayat that does not belong to his or spouse’ constituency.
  • criteria- 3000 to 5000 population in plains; 1000 to 3000 in hills
  • Gram Panchayat would be the basic unit for development.
  • MPs cannot pick villages which belong to themselves or their spouses
  • The scheme requires MP to draft a village development plan, identify gaps in funding and mobilizing MPLAD funds to create additional resources specifically from CSR initiatives of various corporate houses, in areas of sanitation and water supply.
  • District Collectors will carry ground-level surveys along with monthly review meetings to monitor progress .
  • At the State-level, Chief Secretaries will head empowered committee on the same and the Minister for Rural Development and Secretary, Rural Development, will chair two national-level committees to track the scheme.