2016-04-05

PM Gram Parivahan Yojana : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Parivahan Yojana

Whether the Government has launched/proposes to launch a new scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Gramin Parivahan Yojana (PMGPY) to improve and regulate transportation facilities in villages and also enhance job opportunities for the rural youth;

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2241                                                    ANSWERED ON: 10.03.2016

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Parivahan Yojana

SANTOSH AHLAWAT
OM PRAKASH YADAV
RAMACHANDRAN MULLAPPALLY
SUMEDHANAND SARASWATI

Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has launched/proposes to launch a new scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Gramin Parivahan Yojana (PMGPY) to improve and regulate transportation facilities in villages and also enhance job opportunities for the rural youth;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the Government proposes to introduce Viability Gap Funding (VGF) or the Government sharing a part of the cost for public vehicle, if so, the details thereof; 

(d) the role of the State Governments in implementation of the said scheme along with the details of amount earmarked thereunder, State/UT-wise;

(e) whether the scheme also aims at providing new employment opportunities for skilled and semi-skilled rural youth, if so, the details thereof; 

(f) the time by which this scheme is likely to be launched; and 

(g) the other steps taken/being taken by the Government to improve unsafe, poorly regulated, informal and unorganized rural transport system in the country?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI SUDARSHAN BHAGAT)

(a) to (g): The idea of leveraging the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), rural road network through provision of organized, efficient, safe and affordable transport services, has been explored by the Ministry of Rural Development. No new scheme, however, has been launched, as the detailed guidelines are required to be finalized.

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Source : LOKSABHA

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