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Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana

Brief Background:

  1. Scheduled Castes (SCs), who constitute 16.6% of our population as per 2011 Census, have historically suffered social and educational disabilities and economic deprivation arising therefrom. Accordingly, special provisions have been enshrined in the Constitution for advancement of their interests. These provisions range from measures to remove any kind of social disabilities imposed on them to ensure equality of opportunity in every sphere, to measures of positive discrimination to bring them on par with rest of the population.
  1. Article 46 of Part IV ("Directive Principles of State Policy") of the Constitution enjoins upon the State to promote with special care the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections of the people, in particular, of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes. Article 38 (2) in the same Part also enjoins upon the State to minimize inequities in income, and to endeavor to eliminate inequalities in status, facilities and opportunities, not only amongst individuals but also amongst groups of people residing in different areas or engaged in different vocations.
  1. The Government has hence taken a number of initiatives for development of SCs, which have yielded positive outcomes, and have also resulted in narrowing the gap between the Scheduled Castes and the rest of the population. However, the focus of most welfare Schemes of SCs has been mainly cantered on individual beneficiaries rather than on the integrated development of SC pockets.
  1. To enable an area based development approach, a new scheme called the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) was launched on a Pilot basis during 2009-10, following the Finance Minister’s declaration in his Budget Speech delivered on 6.7.2009. The Scheme aims at integrated development of villages in which the population of Scheduled Castes is above 50%. A total of 1000 villages from Tamil Nadu (225), Rajasthan (225), Bihar (225), Himachal Pradesh (225) and Assam (100) were selected for the Pilot phase.
  1. During 2014-15, PMAGY was further extended (Phase-I) to cover another 1500 villages (Phase-I) across 11 States namely Andhra Pradesh (7), Assam (75), Chhattisgarh (175), Jharkhand (100), Haryana (12), Karnataka (201), Madhya Pradesh (327), Odisha (175), Punjab (162), Telangana (6) and Uttar Pradesh (260). Click here for download the PMAGY Guidelines issued during 2015 for Phase-I villages.

Expansion of the Scheme:

  1. In light of the benefits accruing to the residents of the villages through successful implementation of the Scheme, it has been decided to take up more villages in the Phase-II. All those districts are considered which have villages having total population ≥500 and with more than 50% persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes. Up to 10 such villages in descending order of SC population are proposed to be selected from each such district for implementation of the Scheme in this new Phase.

Revision of Scheme Guidelines:

  1. To ensure all round development of the selected villages, so that they can indeed become ‘Adarsh Grams’, the said Scheme has been recently 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:

  1. The identification of needs or Gaps with regard to the ‘Monitorable Indicators’ will be based on a Need Assessment exercise.  The ‘Village Development Plan’ (VDP) will be based on the data collected as part of the Need Assessment exercise. The Scheme relies heavily on convergence with other initiatives of the Central and State Governments for ensuring that the minimum infrastructure and critical services are made available to all the persons in the village, especially those belonging to the Scheduled Castes. PMAGY will provide the platform for convergent implementation of other Schemes with the aim to achieve saturation in the various domains. Whereas it is expected that the major portion of the funds requirement for implementation would be met from other Central or State Schemes, the ‘Gap-filling’ funds will be provided under the Scheme, for those areas which cannot be covered otherwise.

Funding under the Scheme:

  1. For every new village selected, the Scheme provides for a total of Rs. 21 lakh of which Rs.20.00 lakh is for the ‘Gap-filling’ component and Rs.1.00 lakh is meant for ‘administrative expenses’ at the Centre, State, District and Village level in the ratio of 1:1:1:2. Initially, 50% of the admissible grant i.e. Rs.10.40 lakh per new village (including Rs. 10 lakh for ‘Gap-filling’ and Rs. 40,000 for ‘administrative expenses’) will be released to the State Govt. either through PMAGY or through the infrastructure component of the Scheme of SCA to SCSP, or both. The remaining 50% of funds for the new villages would be released after due appraisal by the Central PMAGY Steering-cum-Monitoring Committee and only after reasonable physical and financial progress is achieved. 
  1. In addition to the newly selected villages, villages already implementing PMAGY in Phase-I will also receive an additional round of funding so that they are also able to achieve the desired goals for the socio-economic indicators now specified under the new Scheme Guidelines, provided they meet the revised eligibility criteria.  For these villages, the Scheme provides for a total of Rs. 10 lakh of which Rs. 9.50 lakh is for the ‘Gap-filling’ component and Rs. 0.50 lakh is for ‘administrative expenses’ at the Centre, State, District and Village level in the ratio of 1:1:1:2.
  1. Details of 'funding' and 'flow of fund' are explained at para-9 and 10 of the Scheme Guidelines. The State Government/UT Administration would initially release the funds to the District Administrations for, ‘administrative expenses’ i.e. for capacity building, awareness generation, preparation of the ‘Village Development Plans’ (VDPs) and initiating other non-cost based activities. The funds under the ‘Gap-filling’ component are to be released to the District Administration only after approval of the VDPs of the selected villages by the District PMAGY Convergence Committee and thereafter the District Administration can release funds to the Gram Panchayats or line departments for execution of the identified infrastructure works under VDP.

Project Monitoring:

  1. The Scheme provides for setting up of various levels of Committees for guidance, monitoring and implementation. These Committees, especially the Convergence Committees at the Village, District and State levels, are crucial to the implementation as they would assess the requirements as well as plan and execute the works/services that are needed to be undertaken under various Schemes for the wholesome development of the villages.

Selection of Villages under Phase-II of the Scheme and release of Fund:

  1. The list of States/UTs in their descending order of their SC population as well as no. of villages eligible for funding under Phase-II as per revised norms of the scheme are as under:

#

State

SC Population

Ten village per district taken under the Scheme under Phase-II

Fund Required (in Rs. Lakh)

Phase-I

New

Total

Phase-I

New

Total

1

Uttar Pradesh

413,57,608

49

675

724

490

14175

14665

2

West Bengal

214,63,270

0

210

210

0

4410

4410

3

Bihar

165,67,325

0

348

348

0

7308

7308

4

Tamil Nadu

144,38,445

0

271

271

0

5691

5691

5

Maharashtra

132,75,898

0

145

145

0

3045

3045

6

Rajasthan

122,21,593

0

288

288

0

6048

6048

7

Madhya Pradesh

113,42,320

67

333

400

670

6993

7663

8

Karnataka

104,74,992

25

239

264

250

5019

5269

9

Punjab

88,60,179

57

161

218

570

3381

3951

10

Andhra Pradesh

84,45,398

4

99

103

40

2079

2119

11

Orissa

71,88,463

83

192

275

830

4032

4862

12

Telangana

54,09,000

5

133

138

50

2793

2843

13

Haryana

51,13,615

11

137

148

110

2877

2987

14

Gujarat

40,74,447

0

25

25

0

525

525

15

Jharkhand

39,85,644

44

129

173

440

2709

3149

16

Chhattisgarh

32,74,269

10

128

138

100

2688

2788

17

Kerala

30,39,573

0

1

1

0

21

21

18

Assam

22,31,321

35

238

273

350

4998

5348

19

Uttarakhand

18,92,516

0

124

124

0

2604

2604

20

Himachal Pradesh

17,29,252

0

90

90

0

1890

1890

21

Jammu and Kashmir

9,24,991

0

71

71

0

1491

1491

22

Tripura

6,54,918

0

31

31

0

651

651

23

Puducherry

1,96,325

0

10

10

0

210

210

24

Manipur

97,328

0

12

12

0

252

252

25

Meghalaya

17,355

0

4

4

0

84

84

TOTAL

390

4,094

4,484

3900

85974

89874

  1. Fund Released under Phase-II of the Scheme:

#

State

No of Villages for which fund released/being released

Fund Released/being released

In Rs. Lakh

Remarks

Phase-I

New

Total

Phase-I

New

Total

1

Uttar Pradesh

37

328

365

366.3

3411.2

3777.5

SCA to SCSP*

2

West Bengal

0

105

105

0.0

1092.0

1092.0

&

3

Bihar

0

181

181

0.0

1882.4

1882.4

&

4

Tamil Nadu

0

144

144

0.0

1497.6

1497.6

PMAGY*

5

Maharashtra

0

91

91

0.0

946.4

946.4

PMAGY*

6

Rajasthan

0

148

148

0.0

1539.2

1539.2

MCC

7

Madhya Pradesh

 

180

226

 

1872.0

2327.4

MCC

46

 

455.4

 

MCC

8

Karnataka

 

125

137

 

1300.0

1419.0

PMAGY*

12

 

119.0

 

SCA to SCSP*

9

Punjab

 

76

110

 

790.4

1127.0

PMAGY*

34

 

336.6

 

SCA to SCSP#

10

Andhra Pradesh

3

53

56

29.7

551.2

580.9

SCA to SCSP*

11

Orissa

55

92

147

544.5

956.8

1501.3

SCA to SCSP*

12

Telangana

5

90

95

49.5

936.0

985.5

MCC

13

Haryana

8

85

93

79.2

884.0

963.2

 

14

Gujarat

0

25

25

0.0

260.0

260.0

PMAGY*

15

Jharkhand

23

79

102

227.7

821.6

1049.3

 

16

Chhattisgarh

7

70

77

69.3

728.0

797.3

MCC

17

Kerala

0

1

1

0.0

10.4

10.4

PMAGY*

18

Assam

 

134

151

 

1393.6

1561.9

PMAGY*

17

 

168.3

 

SCA to SCSP**

19

Uttarakhand

0

65

65

0.0

676.0

676.0

&

20

Himachal Pradesh

0

47

47

0.0

488.8

488.8

&

21

Jammu and Kashmir

0

38

38

0.0

395.2

395.2

PMAGY*

22

Tripura

0

26

26

0.0

270.4

270.4

SCA to SCSP*

23

Puducherry

0

5

5

0.0

52.0

52.0

 

24

Manipur

0

12

12

0.0

124.8

124.8

PMAGY*

25

Meghalaya

0

4

4

0.0

41.6

41.6

 

TOTAL

247

2,204

2,451

2445.3

22921.6

25366.9

 

Note:

* Released

** Being Released

& Clarification awaited

# UC Pending

MCC: Model Code of Conduct

 

15. Physical and Financial Progress during Pilot Phase of the Scheme:

Sl

State

No. of selected villages

No of Works Approved

No of Works completed

No of Villages declared ‘Adarsh Gram’

Total Fund Released

(Rs. In Cr.)

UC Submitted

1

Assam

100

 

 

100

20.10

20.10

2

Bihar

225

3721

3162

23

45.225

45.225

3

Himachal Pradesh

225

 

 

44

45.255

45.15

4

Rajasthan

225

1334-61

1273

225

45.255

45.15

5

Tamil Nadu

225

 

 

225 

45.225

45.15

Total

1000

 

 

617

 

 

16. Physical and Financial Progress during Phase-I of the Scheme:

Sl

State

No of Villages selected under Phase-I

By Dept.

Under Discretion

Redistributed

Total

1

Assam

75

 

 

75

2

Uttar Pradesh

200

10

50

260

3

Madhya Pradesh

200

77

50

327

4

Karnataka

200

1

 

201

5

Punjab

100

12

50

162

6

Odisha

100

 

75

175

7

Jharkhand

100

 

 

100

8

Chhattisgarh

100

 

75

175

9

Haryana

 

12

 

12

10

Andhra Pradesh

 

7

 

7

11

Telangana

 

6

 

6

TOTAL

1075

125

300

1500

 

Sl

State

Central Assistance Released (Rs. Cr)

Matching Share

14-15

15-16

16-17

17-18

18-19

Total

1

Assam

 

 

15.75

 

 

15.75

 

2

Uttar Pradesh

1.00

42.00

1.10

8.65

1.85

54.60

 

3

Madhya Pradesh

7.70

47.32

3.15

10.50

 

68.67

 

4

Karnataka

0.10

40.00

2.11

 

 

42.21

 

5

Punjab

18.70

3.50

1.32

16.10

 

39.62

5.60

6

Odisha

 

21.00

15.75

 

 

36.75

 

7

Jharkhand

 

21.00

 

 

 

21.00

 

8

Chhattisgarh

 

21.00

20.75

3.75

 

45.50

8.75

9

Haryana

1.20

 

1.32

 

 

2.52

 

10

Andhra Pradesh

0.70

 

0.77

 

 

1.47

 

11

Telangana

0.60

 

0.66

 

 

1.26

 

Total

30.00

195.82

62.68

39.00

1.85

329.35

14.35

 

Sl

State

Physical and Financial Progress

Expenditure

(Rs. Cr.)

No of Villages

VDP Prepared

Works Appd.

Works completed

Works in Progress

Villages declared Adarsh Gram

1

Assam

75

68

58

0

58

0

10.00

2

Uttar Pradesh

260

210

775

13

367

140

32.03

3

Madhya Pradesh

327

251

2018

386

398

0

63.33

4

Karnataka

201

199

102

0

78

0

40.10

5

Punjab

162

105

677

101

557

0

21.09

6

Odisha

175

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

Jharkhand

100

100

1120

0

1120

0

1.10

8

Chhattisgarh

175

175

2025

62

1857

0

41.75

9

Haryana

12

9

18

2

16

0

0

10

Andhra Pradesh

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

Telangana

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

1500

1117

6793

564

4451

140

209.39

18. Financial Year wise releases are given below:

Year

Budget Allocation

(Rs. In Crore)

Expenditure

(Rs. In Crore)

Up to 2013-14

-

201.00

2014-15

30.00

30.00

2015-16

200.00

195.82

2016-17

90.00

62.68

2017-18

40.00

39.00

2018-19

(Till 19-11-2018)

70.00

69.20

Total

597.7

***

Revised Guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana - 2018  pdf (size :1.5MB) Edit

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