Road Ministry failed to finish first phase; Rural Development Ministry to take over.
- The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways may lose the responsibility of building roads and bridges in the Maoist-affected States.
- The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the brainchild of former Premier Vajpayee, which was launched in 2004, implemented by the Rural Development Ministry.
- Maoist-related incidents touched a 5-year low in 2015, with 1,006 incidents reported this year as compared to 1,760 in 2011.
- The Centre is working on an ambitious plan for seamless connectivity between the 10 Naxal-affected States and is all set to launch the Road Requirement Plan-II.
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