2018-07-19

PMGSY: Starred Question in Loksabha

PMGSY

(a) whether projects are being executed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for the development of rural areas of the country and if so, the details thereof; 
(b) whether the Government has fixed annual targets for construction of roads under the said scheme; 
(c) if so, the details thereof including the targets fixed and the achievements made in this regard during the last three years and the current year; and 
(d) the steps taken/being taken by the Government to speed up rural connectivity in the remaining areas?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 34                                                 ANSWERED ON: 19.07.2018

PMGSY

RAM KUMAR SHARMA KUSHWAHA

Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether projects are being executed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for the development of rural areas of the country and if so, the details thereof; 
(b) whether the Government has fixed annual targets for construction of roads under the said scheme; 
(c) if so, the details thereof including the targets fixed and the achievements made in this regard during the last three years and the current year; and 
(d) the steps taken/being taken by the Government to speed up rural connectivity in the remaining areas?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR)

(a) to (d): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.


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Statement referred to in reply to Parts (a) to (d) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 34 for answer on 19.07.2018


(a) : Yes, Madam. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is a one-time special intervention of the Union Government to provide rural connectivity, by way of single all-weather road, to the eligible unconnected habitations in the core network. PMGSY is executed through State Governments.

(b) & (c): The annual targets fixed and the achievements made during the last three years and the current year is as follows:-

Length in Km

Year Annual Target Achievement

2015-16 33,649 35,154.006

2016-17 48,812 47,446.838

2017-18 51,000 48,746.310

2018-19 61,000 5,855.374 ( as on 16.07.2018)

(d): The Government of India has taken a decision to accelerate execution of all-weather road connectivity to eligible habitations as per the Core Network of PMGSY by March, 2019. In view of the above, the sanctioning of the projects has been expedited. The progress of implementation of PMGSY is regularly reviewed by way of Regional Review Meetings (RRMs), Performance Review Committee (PRC) Meetings, Pre-Empowered/Empowered Committee Meetings with the States. At District level, the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (Disha) headed by Member of Parliament (LS) monitors the implementation of various schemes of Government of India including PMGSY. In addition to this, special review meetings are also held by Secretary/ Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development with Chief Secretaries of the States. 

Source: Loksabha

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