When the Prime Minister came to attend an election rally in my constituency during the Lok Sabha elections, he asked me about Naxalbari and said that the place is in the same state as it was when the uprising happened. He had asked me to develop it, that is why I adopted it under this scheme
Launched on October 11, 2014, the birth anniversary of Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan, by Prime Minister Modi, this rural development programme basically calls on each Member of Parliament and Member of a Legislative Assembly to adopt a village and encourage its inhabitants to take steps to develop it economically, socially and culturally with government assistance.
The Ministry of Rural Development is the nodal ministry to monitor every stage of this scheme.
Excerpts from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at the launch of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
All governments that have come to power in India since independence have been working for rural development in their own way. These efforts should continue relentlessly while adapting to the times. The speed of change should pace itself in accordance with the pace of the world. This is an ever-continuing process. However, it is important to introduce new elements each time to speed up and enliven this process.
The point is, today, we have to take the Adarsh Gram Yojana forward with our MPs’ guidance, MPs’ leadership and MPs’ efforts. For the time being, we have thought of a total of three villages in this term. One model village should be achieved by 2016, and based on that experience, two more model villages are to be achieved by 2019. Later, every year, one village can be done by an MP. We have almost 800 MPs, and if we do three villages before 2019, then 2,500 villages will be covered. If the states also make schemes for their MLAs based on this scheme, then, six to seven thousand more villages can be added.
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