In order to achieve these objectives, SAGY would be guided by the following approach:

i. Leveraging the leadership, capacity, commitment and energy of the Members of Parliament (MP) to develop model Gram Panchayats.

ii. Engaging with and mobilizing the community for participatory local level development.

iii. Converging different government programmes and private and voluntary initiatives to achieve comprehensive development in tune with people’s aspirations and local potential.

iv. Building partnerships with voluntary organisations, co-operatives and academic and research institutions.

v. Focusing on outcomes and sustainability