What is Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana?

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About Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana:

  • Aim: Transforming villages with significant tribal population into model village (Adarsh Gram)covering about population of 4.22 crore (About 40% of the total Tribal Population)



  • To achieve integrated socio-economic development of selected villages through convergence approach.
  • Improving the infrastructure in vital sectors like health, education, connectivity and livelihood.
  • It includes maximising the coverage of individual / family benefit schemes of the Central / State Governments.
  • The scheme envisions to mitigate gaps prominently in 8 sectors of development viz. Road connectivity , Telecom connectivity , School, Anganwadi Centres, Health Sub-Centre, Drinking water facility.

Revised Guidelines of the scheme

  • The Scheme was revised to capture the Gaps in critical socio-economic ‘Monitorable Indicators’ as part of various sectors/domains namely;water and sanitation, education, health and nutrition, agricultural best practices etc

New Approach for implementation

  • The identification of needs or Gaps with regard to the ‘Monitorable Indicators’ are based on a Need Assessment exercise. 
  • The ‘Village Development Plan’ (VDP) is based on the data collected as part of the Need Assessment exercise. 
  • PMAGY provides the platform for convergent implementation of other Schemes with the aim to achieve saturation in the various domains.


Q1) What is the PM-AJAY scheme?

Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojana (PM AJAY) has been framed after merging the three erstwhile schemes namely:Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY), Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCA to SCSP) and the Babu Jagjivan Ram Chatrawas Yojana (BJRCY).

Source: PIB