Govt releases fund for constructing rural roads
The Ministry of Rural Development has released grant in aid for construction of rural roads in Uttarkhand (Rs59 crore); Mizoram (Rs15 crore); Gujarat (Rs33 crore); Chhattisgarh (18.58 crore); Uttar Pradesh (Rs228 crore); Tripura (Rs 6 crore); Haryana (Rs29.75 crore) and Andhra Pradesh (Rs119 crore). The funds were released for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) from the special window created in NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture& Rural Development) under RIDF as grants in aid.
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme to provide road connectivity in the rural areas of the country. PMGSY envisages connectivity to all habitations with a population of 500 persons and above in the rural areas and about 250 persons and above in respect of the hilly states, tribal areas and desert areas through good and all weather roads.