Rs125 crore for rural roads in Tamil Nadu
The Ministry Of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth Rs125 crore to Tamil Nadu for construction of rural roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).The sum is the first installment of Phase-VII of grants in aid to the Tamil Nadu Rural Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (TNRHIDC). TNRHIDC is the state level autonomous agency for implementation of works under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Tamil Nadu.
The Ministry Of Rural Development has also recently released grant in aid worth Rs400 crore to Madhya Pradesh for construction of rural roads under PMGSY.
Pradah 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 hill states, tribal areas and desert areas through good and all weather roads.