Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the ‘Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’ (SAGY), under which each Member of Parliament will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019.
The Prime Minister said that the country has around 800 MPs and if each MP makes three model villages by 2019 India will reach about 2500 model village.
Remembering the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan on his birth anniversary today, Mr. Modi said that JP had said something very relevant that one can’t separate democracy with politics and country need good politics.
On the occasion, Mr. Modi has called upon the people to take interest and create an atmosphere in the country where every person is proud of his or her village. He said that there is a need to understand that the aspirations of those living in villages are no different from those in the cities and government has to make sure that happen.
Mr. Modi also said that the scheme is inspired by the principles and values of Mahatma Gandhi and laid equal stress on nurturing values like national pride, patriotism, community spirit, self-confidence and on developing infrastructure.
He also urged the states to launch similar scheme for MLAs to make more model villages to trigger the holistic development of the identified gram panchayats across the country.