The Ministry Of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth Rs. 500,00,00,000 (Rs.500 Crore thousand) to Uttarakhand 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 Uttarakhand Rural Roads Development Agency. URRDA is the state level autonomous agency for implementation of works under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Uttarakhand .
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.
(Release ID :53108)