World Bank study on PMGSY: ‘Rural roads scheme triggered shift from farm to non-farm employment’

A recent independent World Bank assessment of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has noted that the scheme led to a shift from farm to non-farm employment particularly among men in the habitations studied between 2009 and 2017. The report also noted that due to improved connectivity there has been a positive impact on… Continue reading World Bank study on PMGSY: ‘Rural roads scheme triggered shift from farm to non-farm employment’

Government approves launch of third phase of rural road programme

The government has approved the launch of Phase-3 of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The scheme is under the aegis of Ministry of Rural Development. Under the PMGSY-III Scheme, the government has proposed to consolidate roads measuring 1.25 lakh km in length in the states. Further, construction of bridges of up to 150m in… Continue reading Government approves launch of third phase of rural road programme