"PMGSY aims at providing roads in all unconnected
habitation. It gives priority to Naxal-affected areas,"
Minister of State for Rural Development Pradeep Kumar said
during Question Hour.
He said scheme provides for building roads in unconnected
habitation with a population of 500 persons but the norm for
hilly areas has been relaxed to a population of 250 persons.
Earlier replying to the main question on progress of PMGSY
in Uttar Pradesh, the government said 6,461.02 km road was
laid in 2008-09 and 9,526.81 km in 2009-10. The government
released Rs 1,675.78 crore and Rs 2,844.51 crore for the state
in 2008-09 and 2009-10 respectively.
New Delhi: Extremist-hit areas have been
accorded high priority for building road network under Pradhan
Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
First Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 18:20