SAGY

| Sector: Identifed Villages

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)

The goal of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is to translate this comprehensive and organic vision of Mahatma Gandhi into reality, keeping in view the present context.

VALUES OF SAANSAD ADARSH GRAM YOJANA

Far beyond mere infrastructure development, SAGY aims at instilling certain values in the villages and their people so that they get transformed into models for others. These values include:

  • Adopting people’s participation as an end in itself – ensuring the involvement of all sections of society in all aspects related to the life of village, especially in decisionmaking related to governance
  • Adhering to Antyodaya – enabling the “poorest and the weakest person” in the village to achieve well-being
  • Affirming gender equality and ensuring respect for women
  • Guaranteeing social justice
  • Instilling dignity of labour and the spirit of community service and voluntarism
  • Promoting a culture of cleanliness
  • Living in consonance with nature – ensuring a balance between development and ecology
  • Preserving and promoting local cultural heritage
  • Inculcating mutual cooperation, self-help and self-reliance
  • Fostering peace and harmony in the village community
  • Bringing about transparency, accountability and probity in public life
  • Nurturing local self-governance
  • Adhering to the values enshrined in the Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties of the Indian Constitution

OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of SAGY are:

  • 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
  • To nurture the identified Adarsh Grams as schools of local development to train other Gram Panchayats

Beneficiary:

Village Panchayats

Benefits:

Basic facilities and infrastructure created for the villages