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PMSAGY yet to be implemented in Upper Assam

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Joysagar, July 11: After the thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, Prime Minister rendra Modi introduced many welfare schemes for the greater interest of the people of the country. Such a scheme introduced was the Pradhan Mantri Sansad Adarsh Gram Yoja (PMSAGY).

Through this scheme, Prime Minister Modi urged to his parliamentary colleagues to adopt at least five villages each under his or her parliamentary constituency area to make them adarsh villages with all minimum facilities. Such villages would be well equipped with modern education system for all. Modern healthcare and sanitation facility, banks, infrastructure, agriculture, playground, water supply and also electricity supply were included in the primary list of facilities to be offered to the people of the villages which were to be adopted by an MP under his constituency area. But in Assam, especially in Upper Assam, the scheme did not achieve its goal as most of the MPs elected from Upper Assam to the Rajya Sabha or the Lok Sabha allegedly showed little interest and initiative to implement the scheme. As per government reports, in Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Golaghat districts, no any such initiative has been reportedly taken up the MPs elected from these districts in 2014. In Jorhat LS constituency, which is represented by Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, in the last three years no initiative to adopt even a single village under the PMSAGY has been seen. As per the Prime Minister’s plan, there would have been total 15 adarsh villages in Jorhat if the scheme had been implemented properly. Besides, according to a tiol-level implementation report of PMSAGY, it has come to light that below 50 per cent progress and success could be received by the scheme within this last three years from the date of introduction of the scheme across the country.

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