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Sasand Adarsh Gram Yojana: Highlights

Published on Saturday, March 30, 2019
Sasand Adarsh Gram Yojana: Highlights


  • Launched on 11 October 2014 
  • Launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan 
  • Aim: development in the villages which includes social development, cultural development and spread motivation among the people on social mobilization of the village community 
  • Provide rural India with quality access to basic amenities and opportunities. 
  • The outcomes will include 100% immunization, 100% institutional delivery, reduced IMR, MMR, reduction in malnutrition among children etc.


  • Each member of Parliament will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019 of which one would be achieved by 2016. 
  • Thereafter, 5 Adarsh Grams (1 per year) will be selected and developed by 2024. 
  • The scheme is implemented through MPs with District Collectors as the nodal officer. 
  • Gram Panchayat with population of 3000-5000 in plain areas and 1000-3000 in hilly, tribal and difficult areas would basic unit of development.
  • Funds from existing schemes, such as the Indira Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, and Backward Regions Grant Fund, etc., 
  • The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), 
  • The gram panchayat’s own revenue, 
  • Central and State Finance Commission Grants, and 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility funds.


SAANJHI aims at instilling certain values, 
  • people’s participation 
  • gender equality 
  • dignity of women 
  • social justice 
  • spirit of community service 
  • Cleanliness 
  • eco-friendliness 
  • maintaining ecological balance 
  • peace and harmony, mutual cooperation 
  • self-reliance 
  • transparency and accountability in public life


  • Narendra Modi has adopted Jayapur village his constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. 
  • Sonia Gandhi adopted Udwa village in her constituency Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. 
  • Rahul Gandhi adopted Deeh village in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. 
  • Sachin Tendulkar adopted Puttamraju vari Kandriga(P.R.Kandriga) a village near Gudur in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and Donja village in Osmanabad district of Marathwada, Maharastra.

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