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Rs 10 cr for building roads in Mizoram
Published on 5 Jul. 2010 11:28 PM IST
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Union Rural Development Ministry has released grant in aid worth Rs ten crore as part payment of second installment of Phase V for construction of rural roads in Mizoram under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). According to official sources today, the sum was from the special window created in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) under RIDF as grants in aid to the Mizoram Rural Road Development Agency (MRRDA). MRRDA is the agency executing the works taken up under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the state.
PMGSY is a 100 per cent Centrally-sponsored scheme to provide road connectivity in the rural areas of the country. The scheme envisages connectivity to all habitations with a population of 500 people and above in the rural areas and about 250 people and above in respect of the hilly states, tribal areas and desert areas through good and all weather roads, reported UNI.
The PMGSY did a great deal for Mizoram where the rural people had faced acute restriction in terms of connectivity due to the difficult terrains, the sources said, adding the Centrally-sponsored scheme had brought about economic transformation for the rural residents as they were now able to sell their agricultural products to the towns and transport materials from the towns.

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