PRADHAN MANTRI GRAM SADAK YOJNA
Pradhan Mantra Gram Sadak Yojana was launched by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government in December 2000 as a consive programme to provide all weather rural road connectivity to every rural habitation with a minimum population of 500 in the plains and 250 plus in hill states, tribal districts and desert areas. This programme has so far covered 1, 78, 184 habitations as per the criteria laid down. Out of them, 64% of these habitations have road today. Since its inception, the programme has provided connectivity of over 4.66 lakh kilometers including upgradation 1.67 lakh kilometers of existing roads.
This scheme is one of the most successful initiatives in rural India. By march 2019 all states and UTS are expected to complete PMGSY – I by connecting all eligible habitation with 500 and 250 population as per 100 census. Some states have not only completed connectively for eligible habitation but have also completed phone-11 of PMGSY which look up 25% of district Rural Roads for up gradation. It is now proposed that states completing phone-1 and phone-2 successfully could be taken up in the proposed PMGSY-111 for connecting upgrading all 250 plus habitation as per 2011 census. The target of PMGSY – 111 could be to construct / upgrade 120000 km of road to benefit about 40000 habitation. The total projected expenditure would be about RS 68600 crores, out of which the share of government of India would be about RS 41760 crores. It is proposed to complete PMGSY – 111 with in 5 years of its initiation.