Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana - PIB - 13/12/22
The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs is now working to develop 36,428 villages with at least 50% tribal population and 500 Scheduled Tribes across the country into ‘model tribal’ villages.
These efforts were part of the existing Special Central Assistance to Tribal SubScheme (SCA to TSS), which has now been renamed to the Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojna (PMAAGY), for implementation from 2021-22 to 2025-26.
What is Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana:
-It supplements the efforts of State Governments for development and welfare of tribal people by extending Special Central Assistance as an additive to the State Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP).
-It aims at mitigating gaps and providing basic infrastructure in villages with significant tribal population in convergence with funds available under different schemes in Central Scheduled Tribe Component.
-The Scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme with 100% grant from government of India.
1.Preparing Village Development Plan based on the needs, potential, and aspirations.
2.Maximizing the coverage of individual/family benefit schemes of the Central / State Governments.
3.Improving the infrastructure in vital sectors like health, education, connectivity and livelihood.
4.The scheme envisions to mitigate gaps in prominent 8 sectors of development:
-Road connectivity (Internal and Inter village /block)
-Telecom connectivity (Mobile /internet)
-Drinking water facility
-Solid waste management