The nation that lifts up its rural areas to meet the standards and lifestyle of its urban areas is known to be a prosperous and progressive nation. India is on its way to becoming a superpower, and its government aims to achieve that through various rural upliftment schemes, one of which is the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
The program was launched on the 11th of October 2014, on the birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan at New Delhi by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Key objectives of the Programme
The key objective of the program includes the development of model villages – Adarsh Grams. This is to be achieved through the implementation of existing schemes and certain new initiatives for the betterment of the locals. The needs of locals are subjective which may vary from village to village, and hence, would need special attention.
The main idea behind this Adarsh Gram Programme is the creation of local development programs that can be used as a reference model for the redevelopment of existing villages across the country.
The funding for the program comes from existing schemes such as Indira Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Backward Regions Grant Fund, etc.
It also comes from Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), the Gram Panchayat’s revenue, Central and State Finance Commission Grants and Corporate Social Responsibility funds.
Looking at the simplified plan in place for the development of rural areas, we can be rest assured that in the years to come, we are certainly looking at a bright future for the nation – a potent superpower in the making.
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