Q. With reference to Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, consider the following statements:
1. It promotes the use of new and green technology in the construction of rural roads.
2. Locally available materials are used in road construction in order to promote cost-effective and fast construction.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Both statements are correct. 

Features of PMGSY 

PMGSY promotes the use of new and green technology in the construction of rural roads. Locally available materials are used in road construction in order to promote cost-effective and fast construction.  

It also envisages a three-tier Quality Assurance Mechanism to ensure the quality of road works during construction and post-construction. 

Source: Cabinet approves continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-I,PMGSY-II and Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas (RCPLWEA)