Cabinet approves continuation of PMGSY and RCPLWEA:


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 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval to the proposals of Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development for continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-I and II upto September, 2022 for completion of balance road and bridge works

  • Cabinet also approved the continuation of the Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas (RCPLWEA) upto March 2023.

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY):

(Phase I)

  • It was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development in 2000.
  • It was a 100 % centrally sponsored scheme.
  • It aims to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected habitats.
  • To provide rural connectivity, by way of a single all-weather road, to the eligible unconnected habitations of designated population size 
  • The Government of India started PMGSY-I to provide connectivity to unconnected habitations of population size 500+ in plain areas and 250+ in North-East and Himalayan states.
  •  In selected left wing extremism blocks, habitations of 100+ population were also to be provided connectivity.
  • Only 2,432 habitations are balanced out of the total 1,84,444 habitations. 20,950 Km road length and 1,974 bridges are balanced for completion out of the total sanctioned   6,45,627 Km road length and 7,523 bridges. 

(Phase II)

  • This phase of PMGSY was approved in May 2013.
  • Under PMGSY-II, an up-gradation of 50,000 Km rural road network was envisaged.

(Phase III)

  • This was approved in July 2019  for consolidation of 1,25,000 Km existing through routes and major rural links connecting habitations, inter-alia, to Gramin Agricultural Markets, Higher Secondary Schools and Hospitals.

Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Area (RCPLWEA):

  • This project was launched in the year 2016.
  • Under the project, construction/up-gradation of 5,411.81 km road and 126 bridges/Cross Drainage works were targeted.
  • It was launched to improve connectivity in 44 Left Wing Extremism(LWE) affected districts in 9 states.
  • The 9 states are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.


    • A total of Rs. 1,12,419 crore, including state share is likely to be incurred from 2021-22 to 2024-25 for completion of all the ongoing interventions of PMGSY.


  • 60% (Centre)
  • 40% (State)



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