The Ministry of Rural Development has recently cleared a proposal for providing connectivity under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana to 278 eligible habitations in six districts under Integrated Action Plan (IAP) in Andhra Pradesh.
The Minister of State for Rural Development Pradeep Jain told the Rajya Sabha that the total number of unconnected habitations as per the Core Network under PMGSY is 556 in the State, out of which 25 habitations are not accessible and not feasible to provide connectivity. He said, for remaining habitations, Detailed Project Reports ( DPRs) of the roads duly verified by the State Technical Agency are to be sent by the State to the Ministry for consideration. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is a Centrally Sponsored scheme with the objective to provide all- weather road connectivity to all eligible unconnected habitations in rural areas of the country.
The programme envisages connecting all eligible unconnected habitations in the Core Network with a population of 500 persons and above in plain areas and 250 persons and above in Hill States, Tribal (Schedule V) areas, the Desert Areas (as identified in Desert Development Programme) and in the Selected Tribal and Backward Districts under Integrated Action Plan (IAP) as identified by the Ministry of Home Affairs/Planning Commission.