Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana
Recently, Government has modified the earlier scheme of ‘Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Scheme (SCA to TSS)’ with nomenclature ‘Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAAGY)’ for implementation during 2021-22 to 2025-26.
✓It supplements the efforts of State Governments for development and welfare of tribal people by extending Special Central Assistance as an additive to the State Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP).
✓It aims at mitigating gaps and providing basic infrastructure in villages with significant tribal population in convergence with funds available under different schemes in Central Scheduled Tribe Component.
Revision of Scheme Guidelines:
✓To ensure all round development of the selected villages, so that they can indeed become ‘Adarsh Grams’, the SCA to TSS Scheme was also revised to capture the Gaps in critical socio-economic ‘Monitorable Indicators’ as part of various sectors/domains.
✓These domains include water and sanitation, education, health and nutrition, agricultural best practices etc. amongst others.
New Approach for Implementation:
✓The identification of needs or Gaps with regard to the ‘Monitorable Indicators’ are based on a Need Assessment exercise.
✓The ‘Village Development Plan’ (VDP) is based on the data collected as part of the Need Assessment exercise.
✓PMAGY provides the platform for convergent implementation of other Schemes with the aim to achieve saturation in the various domains
✓Preparing Village Development Plan based on the needs, potential, and aspirations.
✓Maximizing the coverage of individual/family benefit schemes of the Central / State Governments.
✓Improving the infrastructure in vital sectors like health, education, connectivity and livelihood.