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NCP MLA asks union ministry to relax criterion for PMGSY

NCP MLA from Arunachal Pradesh Bamang Felix has urged the Union Rural Development ministry for relaxing the population criteria while implementing schemes under Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in this land-locked state.



Itanagar: NCP MLA from Arunachal Pradesh
Bamang Felix has urged the Union Rural Development ministry for relaxing the population criteria while implementing schemes under Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in this
land-locked state.

The MLA drew the attention of the Union Minister of State
for Rural Development Agatha Sangma during her visit to Palin
recently on PMGSY relaxation in respect of population
criterion, particularly in Arunachal Pradesh citing that in
Kurung Kumey, the scheme could be implemented in a cluster
mode for several villages that lie within a radius of 10 Km.

?Kurung Kumey district has a very scattered population
and most of the habitations are located in difficult and
complex terrains.
Most of these habitations are not eligible under PMGSY
as per present guidelines,? he said while interacting with
media yesterday.

?My appeal to the Union Minister, who is also a NCP
representative, is not only for Nyapin or Kurung Kumey.
If the Ministry concedes, every district of Arunachal would
benefit,? Felix pointed.

He, however, particularly appealed for the
Nyapin-Sangram road to Peel, which he claims has a population
of more than 250 persons and therefore qualifies for
PMGSY.

PTI

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