Rural Development Ministry releases Rs. 50 Crores under PMGSY for Rural Roads in Jammu & Kashmir

The Ministry Of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth Rs. 500,00,00,000 (Rs.500 Crore thousand) to Jammu & Kashmir for construction of rural roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).The sum is the first installment of Phase-VI of grants in aid to the Jammu & Kashmir Rural Roads Development Agency. JKSRRDA is the state level autonomous agency for implementation of works under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Jammu & Kashmir .

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is a 100 % centrally sponsored scheme to provide road connectivity in the rural areas of the country. PMGSY envisages connectivity to all habitations with a population of 500 persons and above in the rural areas and about 250 persons and above in respect of the hill states, tribal areas and desert areas through good and all weather roads.

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