Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana Current Affairs

2019 new deadline for completion of PMGSY

Union Government has reduced the deadline for completion of flagship Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for rural connectivity through all- weather roads from 2022 to 2019.

The annual allocation of the Central release for PMGSY works during year 2015-16 also has been increased by 5,000 crore rupees. With this, the total Central allocation to states under PMGSY would now be 15,100 crore rupees.

Key facts

  • By providing enhanced financial allocation through a modified funding pattern in the PMGSY scheme, Government is seeking to accelerate the implementation of rural connectivity.
  • It is also considering giving financial incentives to the states achieving the targets allocated to them under the PMGSY.
  • Government also has accepted the recommendation of the Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Rationalization of Centrally Sponsored on modified sharing pattern.
  • Recommendations: The sub group has recommended that fund sharing pattern of PMGSY between the Centre and States for all states will be in the ratio of 60:40.
  • But for all land locked 8 North Eastern states and 3 Himalayan states, the fund sharing pattern of PMGSY between the Centre and States will be in the ratio of 90:10.

About Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)

  • PMGSY was launched in year 2000 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • Objective: To provide single all-weather road connectivity to all eligible unconnected rural villages (habitations).
  • Nodal Authority: Union Ministry of Rural Development. It was fully funded by the central government.
  • Implantation: Under phase I of PMGSY, 1,78,184 unconnected habitations were identified.
  • So far, 1,12,550 identified habitations which accounts for 63 per cent of the target have been connected with the PMGSY roads.
  • Presently, about 37 per cent of identified habitations as per the mandate of the scheme are yet to be connected with the PMGSY roads.

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