Ranchi, Jharkhand |July | 23, 2015 :: The Central Government has selected 100 villages of Jharkhand under Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana. These villages will be equipped with all fundamental facilities. Chief Minister Mr. Raghubar Das said that villages having more than 50% Schedule Tribe population will be considered for this. The Central Government is giving 20 lac for thwe development & the additional 20 lac will be given by the State Government. 36 villages from Chatra, 22 from Palamu, 18 from Deoghar,14 from Hazaribag & 10 from Giridih district have been identified for Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana.
Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) is a rural development programme launched by the Central government in India in the financial year 2009–10 for the development of villages having a higher ratio (over 50%) of people belonging to the scheduled castes through convergence of central and state schemes and allocating financial funding on a per village basis.
The plan is considered ambitious as it aimed to bring a number of development programs to the villages. Some of these programs are Bharat Nirman, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for rural roads, water supply, housing, electrification and other big-ticket schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, ICDS, sanitation. This program would be applicable to around 44,000 villages which had a scheduled castes population above 50% and so qualified for PMAGY.