On December 18,2019, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare & Panchayati Raj,has launched Phase III of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in New Delhi.The launching event was held on the side lines of the National Workshop on PMGSY organised by the Ministry of Rural Development.PMGSY-III:
i.Under this phase,the central Government aims to construct 1,25,000 km of roads with an estimated cost of about 80,250 crores rupees (Central Share of Rs. 53,800 crores) for the period 2019-20 – 2024-25.
ii.Financial stake: The share of funds between the Centre and the states will be in the ratio of 60:40, but in 8 North Eastern states and three Himalayan states (Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) it will be in the ratio of 90:10.
iii.By establishing a network of roads across the country, residential areas will be connected to Gramin agricultural markets (GrAMs), high secondary schools and hospitals with major connectivity roads in rural areas.
It was launched in December 2000 to provide all-weather friendly single road connectivity to the prescribed size.
It is fully funded by the central government. Following the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission during November 2015, the project was funded by both the central government (60%) and states (40%).
As on 16 December ,2019 , construction of 1,53,491 rural roads has been completed under PMGSY by using green technologies, a major portion of which includes Waste plastic and cold mix technology.
About Rural Development Ministry:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State– Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti