PMGYS: Uttarakhand ranked best among States

KUDOS To Hilly state Uttarakhand for ranking the best among the Indian for the construction of maximum number of roads under the PMGSY during 2017-2018.The State constructed a maximum of 1,839 kilometre roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana against a target of 1,500 km set for the year 2017-18, an official statement quoting CEO of Uttarakhand Rural Road Development Agency (URRDA) Raghav Langer said. The Himalayan state has also been ranked second for connecting 207 habitations with roads against a target of 172 under the scheme, it said. Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar handed citations and awards to the chief engineer of the URRDA in recognition of the State’s achievement at a function in New Delhi on September 11.Uttarakhand has also been ranked second for connecting 207 habitations with roads against a target of 172 under the scheme, it said. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has congratulated the officers and employees of the departments concerned for the achievement, saying working with a team spirit like this must continue .Meanwhile,  The Union Rural Development Ministry  has advanced its target year for completion of phase one of PMGSY, a rural road scheme, to 2019 from 2022.”Roads are primary to any development agenda. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), since its inception in 2000, has been able to provide connectivity to 1.52 lakh habitations (85.37 per cent against of the total 1.78 lakh eligible habitations),” the ministry said in a statement. It said sensing the importance and urgency of rural roads for national development “the target date for completion of PMGSY-I has been preponed from 2022 to 2019”.

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