NEW DELHI: Armed with MPs’ response on Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, the Centre wants MLAs in all the states to join the programme. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the state governments to encourage MLAs and MLCs to participate in the Adarsh Gram Yojana.
The Rural Development Ministry, last week, forwarded a letter written by principal secretary to the PM Nripendra Misra to all the state governments in which he reminded that Modi had written to Chief Ministers in October last year regarding the implementation of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). The PM also emphasised the need to create as many ‘Adarsh Grams’ as possible.
“He had also requested chief ministers to make earnest appeal to the Members of Legislative Assembly /Legislative Council (MLAs and MLCs) to identify suitable gram panchayats in accordance with the guidelines of SAGY and give necessary leadership for transforming them into Adarsh Grams,” Nripendra Misra said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘develop a model village’ scheme seems to be very popular amongst MPs as most of them have already zeroed down a village each for its development.
As per the latest data from the Ministry of Rural Development, 679 Members of Parliament have adopted the villages. However, many of the Members of Parliament from West Bengal are yet to make such moves.