Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY-I) was launched in the year 2000 as a one-time special intervention to provide rural connectivity, by way of a single all-weather road, to the eligible unconnected habitations of designated population as per Census 2001.

In the year 2013, PMGSY-II was launched for upgradation of selected Through Routes and Major Rural Links (MRLs) with a target to upgrade 50,000 Km in various States and Union Territories.

Subsequently, in 2016, Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas (RCPLWEA) was launched for construction/upgradation of strategically important roads, as a separate vertical under PMGSY to improve the road connectivity in 44 worst affected LWE districts and some adjoining districts in 9 States.

In the year 2019, Government launched PMGSY-III for consolidation of 1,25,000 Km Through Routes and Major Rural Links connecting habitations, inter-alia, to Gramin Agricultural Markets (GrAMs), Higher Secondary Schools and Hospitals.

Since inception till 21.07.2022, a total of 1,84,056 roads of 7,93,568 km and 10,082 bridges have been sanctioned under various interventions/ verticals of PMGSY, out of which, 1,70,857 roads of 7,12,638 km and 7,264 bridges have been completed.

Currently, the fund sharing pattern of PMGSY is 60:40 between the Centre and States for all states except for 8 North Eastern States and for 2 Himalayan States (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand). For these states and UT of J&K, the fund sharing pattern is 90:10. The funds for other Union Territories, implementing PMGSY, are being fully provided by the Central Government.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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