Saturday, 11 October 2014

MPs must develop villages, says Narendra Modi at Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launch

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched an ambitious village development project under which each MP will adopt three villages and ensure their development.

Under the programme called the "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana", each MP will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019.

'Adarsh Gram' aims to ensure 100% access to health, education, sanitation, schools, toilets, libraries and smart schools.

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PM Narendra Modi had announced the scheme during his Independence Day address.

Launching the project on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan, PM Narendra Modi underlined the need to formulate schemes in accordance with the changing times.

"MPs must adopt villages and work towards development. My only condition is that the village should not be where the family of the MP, or his/her in-laws live," PM Narendra Modi said.

"I too have to select a village for Varanasi. I received the guidelines. I will go there, discuss and decide," PM Narendra Modi said.

At the launch Narendra Modi said, "Mahatma Gandhi always fought for the right of villagers. The welfare of our poor is our dream. This scheme is for the poor and the farmers." "We are around 800 MPs, if every year we make 3 model villages by 2019 we will reach about 2500 villages," PM Modi said. Adarsh Gram Yojana,Narendra Modi

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