Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is the other Modi’s dream that can be a landmark along with Swachh Barat Yojna. Each MP will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in one village by 2016 and in three villages by 2019. The participation of people will be the basic requirement for its success. It is also likely to have a “viral” effect and development would permeate in other villages also.
With nearly 800 MPs and each developing three villages each, nearly 2,500 villages will be developed. If the states use its MLAs, then India can have 6-7000 more villages as the developed ones.
But what will a village look like after the completion of the Yojna?
1. Will each one be a Swachh one with no open defecation and every household using their toilets?
2. Will every village school be functional providing quality education using if necessary digital means? It will require the plan under digital India to reach these villages? Will a group of interested guardians monitor the working of the schools?
3. Will each of these villages have a primary health care centre with a facility for telemedicine, and an ambulance to cater to their emergency requirement and no delivery without a trained personnel?
4. Will each of these village have a local market and a creativity centre where the locals can produce something after some focused training in skill?
5. Will the village have 100 percent financial inclusion through Jan Dhan Yojna?
6. Will the MP responsible and if necessary, one of his peer be able to spend a night in the villages without any problem of power outages and other essential infrastructure?
I wish all IAS officers with five years of experiences right up to the secretary levels participate in Adarsh Gram Yojna besides the MPs, and should spend six-seven days in villages of India to accelerate the development there.
Even the India Inc must be encouraged to get into adopting one or more villages through their CSR.
Rural India is not going to tolerate any discrimination with the rising aspirations of younger generations.
It appears, India is going the right way.