PM Modi adopts third village in Varanasi under ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 03-Jul-2017

Lucknow, July 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has adopted his third village, Kakrahia in Varanasi, which is known for its wrestlers, under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. In the last two years, PM Modi adopted Jayapur and Nagpur, as his first and second villages in his Lok Sabha constituency.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday visited Kakrahia to announce to the villagers that PM Modi has selected the village under village adopting scheme. CM Adityanath congratulated the locals, and also distributed five solar-operated charkhas (spinning wheels) to women in the village.

The chief minister also asked the villagers to thank Modi for adopting Kakrahia, as it would bring in various facilities.

Meanwhile, Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAANJHI) This scheme has been launched for developing model villages through implementation of existing schemes and certain new initiatives to be done at local context, depending from village to village. A model of local development should emanate from the Adarsh Gram, which can be replicated into other villages.

In this, Each MP (From Rajya Sabha as well as Lok Sabha) is obligated to develop three villages by 2019 and a total of 8 villages each by 2024. The MP can select any gram Panchayat that does not belong to his or spouse.

Government will establish a portal for web based monitoring system. The output related to tangible targets is to be measured every quarter. An independent agency will conduct mid-term and post-project evaluation.