Vidhayak Adarsh Gram Yojana Haryana
Even after the state government announced the Vidhayak Adarsh Gram Yojana, there are many MLA’s of Haryana who have not yet selected villages that they were supposed to adopt for development. The MLAs are supposed to implement policies and work towards the progress and development of their villages. When asked the reasons for not doing the same, they cited that they do not have enough clarity about the funds that need to be utilized and also are unaware about the projects that need to be initiated in the villages.
The last date that the government has given to these MLAs for selecting a village is December1, 2015 and it is assumed that by 2019 all the MLAs of Haryana would have adopted three villages. For this the adoption of the second village needs to be done by May 2016 and the third one by November 2017.
One of the MLAs, Kiran Chaudhary has claimed that he has written a letter to the state’s Development and Panchayats Minister O P Dhankar six months back. He had inquired about clarity on what needs to be done once a village is adopted. But he says that he has yet not got any response. He added that to develop any village it is very important to set up a school, provisioning of CHCs and PHCs, making well connected roads. But where would they get the funds for doing all this and is there anybody who would keep a track of all the funds. According to him the scheme is not feasible at this point.
Another MLA from congress also added that there would be conflicts if one village had been allocated more funds as compared to other. For instance any BJP legislator would get more funds for raising their villages and developing them. Hence a social audit committee need to be formed for monitoring and tracking the funds. These committees would have sarpanch, panches and other persons from the village.
Another MLA who has already initiated the development work in his adopted village is Assem Goel. He has prepared a project plan for developing a tourist hub in his village, but the land is disputed and he has called for a meeting for discussing the issue. MLA GC Gupta who has adopted village Barwala has already initiated the work by using the funds given for constituency. The Government has also organized programs for awareness of this scheme.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has also addressed the MLAs to form an 11 members committee of the youth from the villages they have adopted, so as to ensure their participation.