Monday, June 25, 2007
SIKKIM RURAL ROADS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY GETS Rs.34.50 CRORE UNDER PMGSY
The Ministry of Rural Development has released Rs. 34.50 crore as balance payment of first instalment of Phase-V for 67 road works valued at Rs.149.00 crore, as Grants-in-aid to the SIKKIM RURAL ROADS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (SRRDA), which is the Autonomous Agency for receiving the funds for the programme under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The grant is towards the Plan expenditure and will be subject to the conditions laid down from time to time in the guidelines of the PMGSY and supplementary directions. PMGSY was launched in December 2000 as a 100 per cent Centrally Sponsored Scheme with a target of connecting every habitation that has a population of more than 1000 within the next three years and every habitation with a population of more than 500 by the year 2007 i.e. by the end of the 10th Five Year Plan through good all-weather road. A sum of Rs.20,400.70 crore has been released to the States/UTs towards the programme and up to December 2006, 35,868 roadworks covering a length of 1,07,569.08 Kms. have been completed.
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