Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was launched by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government in December 2000 as a massive programme to provide all weather rural road connectivity to every rural habitation with a minimum population of 500 in the plains and 250-plus in hill states, tribal districts and desert areas.
The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is a nationwide plan in India to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages.
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), was statrted by the Govt. of India to provide connectivity to
unconnected Habitations as part of a poverty reduction strategy. Govt. of India is endeavoring to set high and
uniform technical and management standards and facilitating policy development and planning at
State level in order to ensure sustainable management of the rural roads network.
According to latest figures made available by the State Governments under a survey to identify Core Network
as part of the PMGSY programme, about 1.67 lakh Unconnected Habitations are eligible for coverage under the programme. This involves construction of about 3.71 lakh km. of roads for New Connectivity and 3.68 lakh km. under upgradation
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana Aim
The aim was to provide roads to all villages
with a population of 1000 persons and above by 2003
with a population of 500 persons and above by 2007
Hill states, tribal and desert area villages with a population of 500 persons and above by 2003
Hill states, tribal and desert area villages with a population of 250 persons and above by 2007