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Phase 3 of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) launched

News: The government has launched Phase-3 of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

Facts:

About PMGSY

  • PMGSY is a scheme of Ministry of Rural Development. It was launched in 2000.
  • Aim: To ensure rural connectivity.

Objectives:

  • to provide all weather road connectivity to unconnected habitations.
  •  to boost socioeconomic development of the areas

About Phase-3 of PMGSY

  • It will be implemented from 2019-20 to 2024-25. The phase-3 proposes to consolidate roads measuring 1.25 lakh km in length
  • It will also strengthen through routes and major rural links which connect habitations to Gramin Agricultural Markets (GrAMs), higher secondary schools and hospitals.
  •  Construction of bridges of up to 150m in plain areas and 200 m in Himalayan and northeastern states 
  • The funding pattern will be 90:10 between Centre and NE and Himalayan States and 60:40 between Centre and other States.

Additional Information:

Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Area:

  •  It was launched in 2016 and is implemented under the PMGSY.
  • Aim: to improve rural road connectivity to Left Wing Extremism Affected Districts in India.
  • The roads taken under the project are Other District Roads, Village Roads and Major District Roads that are important from a security point of view
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