Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana 

  • Recently, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is currently striving to develop 36,428 villages with at least 50% tribal population and 500 scheduled tribes across the country as ‘Model Tribal’ villages.
  • The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has converted the existing Special Central Assistance Scheme into a Tribal Sub-Scheme and renamed it as ‘Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana’. The year fixed for its implementation is 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana

  • It plays an important role in the development and welfare of tribal people by providing Special Central Assistance in addition to the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) to supplement the efforts of the State Governments.
  • It aims to provide basic infrastructure in villages with high tribal population and bridge the developmental gap by utilizing the funds available under the schemes under the Central Scheduled Tribe component.
  • The scheme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with 100% grant from the Government of India.

Objective

  • Preparation of village development plan on the basis of needs, possibilities and aspirations.
  • Maximizing the coverage of individual/family benefit schemes of the Central/State Governments.
  • Improving infrastructure for sectors like health, education, connectivity and livelihood.

This scheme has been prepared to reduce the gap in 8 major areas of development-

  • These include road connectivity (intra and inter-village/block) and telecommunication connectivity (mobile/internet), schools with anganwadi centers, drinking water facilities, drainage and solid waste management etc.

Source – PIB

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