The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India has released first instalment of Rs. 100.00 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for development of rural roads. The grant is towards the Plan expenditure and will be subject to the conditions laid down from time to time in the guidelines of the PMGSY and supplementary directions. PMGSY was launched in December 2000 as a 100 per cent Centrally Sponsored Scheme with a target of connecting every habitation that has a population of more than 1000 within the next three years and every habitation with a population of more than 500 by the year 2007 i.e. by the end of the 10th Five Year Plan through good all-weather road.
A sum of Rs.20,400.70 crore has been released By GOI to the Indian States and Union territories towards the programme and up to December 2006, 35,868 roadworks covering a length of 1,07,569.08 Kms. have been completed.
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