Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAANJHI)

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAANJHI)


• To trigger processes which lead to holistic development of the identified Gram Panchayats.

To substantially improve the standard of living and quality of life of all sections of the

population through:

 ✓ improved basic amenities

✓ higher productivity

✓ enhanced human development

✓ better livelihood opportunities

✓ reduced disparities

✓ access to rights and entitlements

✓ wider social mobilization

✓ enriched social capital

• To generate models of local level development and effective local governance which can motivate and inspire neighbouring Gram Panchayats to learn and adapt.

Process and Mechanism:

In order to achieve these objectives, SAGY would be guided by the following approach:

• Leveraging the leadership, capacity, commitment and energy of the Members of Parliament (MP) to develop model Gram Panchayats.

• Engaging with and mobilizing the community for participatory local level development.

• Converging different government programmes and private and voluntary initiatives to achieve comprehensive development in tune with people’s aspirations and local potential.

• Building partnerships with voluntary organizations, co-operatives and academic and research institutions.

• Focusing on outcomes and sustainability.

Identification of Adarsh Grams:

• A Gram Panchayat would be the basic unit. It will have a population of 3000-5000 in plain areas and 1000-3000 in hilly, tribal and difficult areas.

• The MP would be free to identify a suitable Gram Panchayat for being developed as Adarsh Gram, other than his/her own village or that of his/her spouse.

• Lok Sabha MP has to choose a Gram Panchayat from within his/her constituency and Rajya Sabha MP a Gram Panchayat from the rural area of a district of his/her choice in the State from which he/she is elected.

• Nominated MPs may choose a Gram Panchayat from the rural area of any district in the country.

• In the case of urban constituencies, (where there are no Gram Panchayats), the MP will identify a Gram Panchayat from a nearby rural constituency.


To develop three Adarsh Grams by March 2019, of which one would be achieved by 2016. Thereafter, five such Adarsh Grams (one per year) will be selected and developed by 2024.

Additional Fact:

MoRD has published a document named ‘SAHYOG’ as an indicative guidance document with the essential information on the existing social security schemes collated from respective Ministries to enrich the knowledge of villagers and village level functionaries to achieve 100% enrollment into the social/ financial Security Schemes in SAGY Gram Panchayats.

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