Union Cabinet of India gave its nod to decrease head counts in areas covered under PMGSY
Habitations with a population of 100 people in the naxal-hit areas will bow be covered under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.
The Union Cabinet of India on 6 February 2013 gave its nod to the proposal of decreasing the headcounts to 100 in habitations under the government's flagship programme, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, PMGSY. Under this program (PMGSY) habitation with population of 100 tribals and more in eighty-two naxal-hit would be connected via all weather roads.
Earlier, under the PMGSY program the tribal areas with a population graph of more than 250 people in the naxal-affected reasons were covered. The decision of decreasing the head counts in different area came after it was pointed out by Kishore Chandra Deo, the Tribal Affairs Minister that maximum habitations in these areas had a population graph of less than 250 people.