Far beyond mere infrastructure development, SAGY aims at instilling certain values in the villages and their people so that they get transformed into models for others. These values include: 


  • Adopting people’s participation as an end in itself – ensuring the involvement of all sections of society in all aspects related to the life of village, especially in decision-making related to governance 
  • Adhering to Antyodaya – enabling the “poorest and the weakest person” in the village to achieve well-being 
  • Affirming gender equality and ensuring respect for women 
  • Guaranteeing social justice 
  • Instilling dignity of labour and the spirit of community service and voluntarism 
  • Promoting a culture of cleanliness 
  • Living in consonance with nature –ensuring a balance between development and ecology 
  • Preserving and promoting local cultural heritage ix.Inculcating mutual cooperation, self-help and self-reliance 
  • Fostering peace and harmony in the village community 
  • Bringing about transparency, accountability and probity in public life 
  • Nurturing local self-governance 
  • Adhering to the values enshrined in the Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties of the Indian Constitution