06 May 2016 Current Affairs: Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh has agreed to relax the norms in Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to boost rural road connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Union minister for Rural Development Minister Birender Singh gave his nod for relaxation on population norm for faster road connectivity.The state demanded long span bridges up to 200 metres on the rivers of Siang, Subansiri, Kameng, Lohit and Dibang.
The Union Minister agreed to consider the same for which a technical team from the Ministry would visit the areas to assess the requirements and suggest appropriate technology.
The Union Minister also agreed to enhance the allocation under PMGSY during RE (Revised Estimate) stage at the request of the CM from Rs 468 crore to 1100 crore during the current year in view of the enhanced target of constructing roads 1000 kms in the state.
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