Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana: All You Need to Know

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana  also referred as The  Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) is a rural development programme which broadly focuses upon the development in the villages including social development, cultural development and spread motivation among the people on social mobilisation of the village community. The Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY), also aims  for the empowerment of deprived sections, through convergent implementation of all relevant Central and State schemes.

The Adarsh Gram Yojana scheme was officially launched in2014 for the integrated development of 1000 villages each with more than 50% SC population.

The key objective of the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is as follows;

  1. The development of model villages, called Adarsh Grams, through the implementation of existing schemes, and certain new initiatives to be designed for the local context, which may vary from village to village.
  2. Creating models of local development which can be replicated in other villages.


The Adarsh Gram (Model Village) Yojana, aims at creating a village which has adequate physical and institutional infrastructure and in which minimum needs of all sections of the society are fully met. The Adarsh Gram is a progressive and dynamic village where people live in harmony with each other and also preserve the environment. These villages should be covered with all the facilities necessary for dignified living, creating thereby an environment in which all its residents are enabled to utilise their potential to the fullest.

The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana aims at upgrading villages under 4 major requirement categories.

  • Physical Infrastructure:


This sector covers;

  • Access to the nearest major state or national highway.
  • Provision for continuous and safe drinking water.
  • All houses should have electricity and adequate street lighting.
  • Proper communication facilities like Telephones, Post Office and Internet facility, if feasible.
  • Adequate banking facility
  • All residents to have a complete shelter of their own with adequate housing.


  • Sanitation and Environment;


This sector covers;

  • Access to hygienic and high degree sanitation facility including toilets, drains and an efficient waste disposal system.
  • Facility to implement afforestation by planting trees, rain water harvesting and maintenance of water bodies and use of renewable sources of energy, such as biogas, solar energy, wind energy.


  • Social Infrastructure, Human Development and Social Harmony


This sector covers;

  • Proper Education system with good schools and Anganwadi
  • Proper Sports
  • High density Health Centre
  • High Adult Literacy percentage
  • High priority to be given to women, girl children, senior citizens and citizens with disabilities.
  • Strictly discouraging the consumption of liquor
  • Presence of a Gram Sabha/Gram Panchayat, women’s/swarozgaris’ Self-help Group, youth club and Mahila mandal.
  • Awareness on legal rights.


  • Livelihood


This sector covers;


  • Proper means of employment and livelihood
  • Awareness about the use and benefits of technology in agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries.
  • Adequate returns on produce.


Citizens can view the villages which have been covered under the Adarsh Gram Yojana by visiting these web-links;   or


The Centre has given Rs.55.54 crore to State of Assam, Bihar and Rajasthan. The scheme was executed in villages in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. Every village gets Rs.10 lakh each year to ensure that the objectives of this scheme are met.


PMAGY – Frequently Asked Questions


What does PMAGY stand for?

PMAGY stands for Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana

What is the main objective of the Adarsh Gram Yojana?

The main objective of the Adarsh Gram Yojana is the uplifting and up gradation of villages and increasing the literacy rate amongst villagers.

When was the Adarsh Gram Yojana Launched?

 The Adarsh Gram Yojana was launched in the year 2014

Which category of villages are entitled to facilitate from the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana?

Villages with more than 50% of scheduled caste inhabitants can benefit from this yojana