The Union government on 19 October 2013 approved construction of roads and bridges worth 354 crore rupees in different parts of Maharashtra under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. These include construction of 105 link roads and 29 bridges in rural areas. Under phase II of the scheme, government is willing to sanction funds for 2620 km road construction in Maharashtra and asked the state government to send its proposals as soon as possible to get clearance by next month.
PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana)
The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana or PMGSY is a nationwide plan in India to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages.
This important scheme was planned during the regime of former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This scheme has changed the lifestyle of rural India as they now have all season metalled roads. This novel scheme gave utmost importance to infrastructure development.
PMGSY is under the authority of the Ministry of Rural Development and was started on 25 December 2000. It is fully funded by the Union government of India.
Who: Union government
When: 19 October 2013