Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheme for improvement of villages has not made any perceptible affect or attaining its desired goal and, subsequently, it needs to be reviewed, a efficiency audit by the Rural Improvement Ministry has instructed.
The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) was introduced by PM Modi in his first Independence Day speech as prime minister on August 15, 2014. As per the scheme, each MP has to undertake a village and develop it right into a mannequin village below the scheme, which was launched on October 11, 2014, in its 5 phases.
Many MPs, together with some ministers, haven’t adopted villages in both a number of phases to date, in line with sources.
The Centre had constituted a standard overview fee (CRM) for efficiency audit to guage the correct implementation and effectiveness of varied welfare schemes below the Rural Improvement Ministry.
In its report, the CRM mentioned there was no devoted funding for the SAGY and funds needed to be organized by means of convergence. Its groups visited the states and didn’t discover any “important affect” of this scheme.
Even in villages adopted by MPs below this scheme, they didn’t allocate sufficient funds from the Members of Parliament Native Space Improvement Scheme (MPLADS), the CRM mentioned.
“In remoted instances, the place MPs have been pro-active, some infrastructure improvement has taken place, however the scheme has not made any perceptible affect,” the CRM mentioned in its report.
As such, these villages can’t be known as mannequin villages, the CRM mentioned, suggesting for overview of the scheme.
“The CRM is of the opinion that in present format the scheme will not be attaining the specified goal. It is strongly recommended that the ministry could overview the scheme for enhancing its affect,” it mentioned.
The 31-member CRM workforce, led by retired IAS officer Rajeev Kapoor, and contains of academicians and analysis organisations as members. It visited 120 villages in 21 districts throughout eight states in November.
The fee reviewed all welfare schemes below the Rural Improvement Ministry and gave recommendations for higher implementation.
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