Cabinet extended PMGSY beyond the 12th five year plan period

The government approved that the PMGSY can be continued even beyond the 12th five year plan period. PMGSY was to establish rural road connectivity.
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Last Updated: Aug 10,2018 13:10 IST

Cabinet extended PMGSY beyond the 12th five year plan period

10 August 2018 Current Affairs:

The government approved that the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) can be continued even beyond the 12th five year plan period. PMGSY was to establish rural road connectivity. It will be connecting 38,412 habitations at an estimated cost of Rs.84,934 crore. In this, the central government would share Rs.54,900 crore and the state would share Rs.30,034 crore. 
According to PMGSY, 6,58,143 km road was planned to be completed. Against the target, 5,50,601 km road length was completed. Under, PMGSY-II, against the target length of 50,000 km, around 32,100 km road length has been sanctioned in 13 States. 
PMGSY:
PMGSY was launched on December 25, 2000. The aim is to provide All-Weather road connectivity to the eligible unconnected habitations in rural areas of Country.

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