Rural Infrastructure Schemes

Vajpayee’s road scheme soon in Naxal-hit areas


Road Ministry failed to finish first phase; Rural Development Ministry to take over.

  1. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways may lose the responsibility of building roads and bridges in the Maoist-affected States.
  2. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the brainchild of former Premier Vajpayee, which was launched in 2004, implemented by the Rural Development Ministry.
  3. Maoist-related incidents touched a 5-year low in 2015, with 1,006 incidents reported this year as compared to 1,760 in 2011.
  4. 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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