Implementation Status and Some New Initiatives in PMGSY

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was launched as a poverty reduction program and as a fully funded centrally sponsored scheme to provide all weather roads connectivity in rural areas of India. The program aims at providing connectivity to unconnected habitations with population of 500 and above in normal areas and 250 and above in special category areas. The District Rural Roads Plan and Core Network of Rural Roads, which is the basis for planning of Rural Roads in PMGSY have been prepared by the concerned state governments, and a total number of 1,83,599 habitations (including habitations of 100 and above population in 267 left wing extremism affected blocks) have been identified as eligible unconnected habitations. In addition to this upgrading of existing rural through routes to the tune of 2,24,906 km has also been planned. As per the progress reported by the States, till September 2017, more than 1,29,940 habitations have benefited from New Connectivity and many more in upgrades. More than 6,25,874 km of rural roads cleared and more than 5,17,337 km of all weather road construction/upgrades has been completed. PMGSY was commissioned on the principles of modern management, starting with planning and design, covering all aspects of monitoring, including post construction maintenance. The special features and initiatives under this program include academic and technical intervention through Principal Technical Agencies (PTAs) and State Technical Agencies (STAs), capacity building, New Technology Initiatives, Research and Development, etc., and a web-based Online Management Monitoring and Accounting System (OMMAS), with access to citizens for providing transparency to the program. Monitoring modules of OMMAS, including Connectivity Status, Procurement Status, Physical and financial progress, Accounts and Quality monitoring, Training and HRD have been developed, to which many modules are getting added as per requirements. The present paper is an effort to bring out the current implementation status of PMGSY with some new initiatives.

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  • Authors:
    • Pateriya, L K
  • Publication Date: 2017-11


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 33-40
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 45
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 01675513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2018 5:18PM