The Union Ministry of Rural Development declared the list of top performing 30 districts in the country for implementing the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) programme. In this list, Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh won top position among 30 districts of India. Himachal Pradesh secured 2nd position at the national level for construction of roads under PMGSY.
i.Mandi district has received top position for constructing roads under PMGSY of maximum length in 2020-21.
ii.6 other districts of Himachal Pradesh have also made it to the list among top 30 best performing districts, namely, Chamba, Shimla, Kangra, Una, Sirmour, Hamirpur and Solan.
iii.12 districts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have made into the list of PMGSY top performing 30 districts of the country.
The state by constructing 1104 Kilometres roads in 2020 from april till date has improved its performance under the PMGSY programme.
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About Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana:
i.It was launched by the Govt. of India in 2000, to provide connectivity to unconnected Habitations as part of a poverty reduction strategy.
ii.The Ministry of Rural Development and state governments is responsible for the implementation of PMGSY.
iii.It is funded by the Union government to connect habitations having populations of over 250 in the state.