West Bengal Chief Minister sought refinancing for 18,000-km PMGSY roads

Aggravating the face-off between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has shot down West Bengal's demand for financing anew 18,000 km of murram (red sand) roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh today rejected 18,000 km of road projects under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) proposed by the West Bengal government.

Jaipur: The state government would soon come up with a new policy for construction of roads, minister for public works department (PWD) Bharat Singh announced in the assembly on Thursday. The present policy has been there since 1994.

The minister also announced to connect nearly 3,000 villages, which could not be covered by the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana, with the tar roads under the newly framed Mahatma Gandhi State Sadak Yojana.

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JAMMU : Equating dependable road communication with economic prosperity, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Thursday emphasized the need for dovetailing various road development schemes to obtain holistic results and expand benefit orbit.

Taking stock of the progress and status of flagship programme PMGSY here, the Chief Minister said that linking rural and remote areas with highways is all the more important in a State like Jammu and Kashmir with a hilly and difficult terrain.

Building roads in the rural areas is the job of the state governments, and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) could not be a long-term solution to the problem of lack of roads, Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh said here on Sunday.

“If the Central government focused on construction of rural roads and their repairs and maintenance, then it will have no money to spend on creating other infrastructure,” the minister said, adding that “we have to recognise its limitations”.

An 8-km stretch of road is being built on pilot basis

All weather roads being laid under the Centrally-sponsored Prime Minister's Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has come as a boon to villages that were hitherto deprived of road connectivity in Bellary district. In the last decade, around 614-km stretch of road was built at a cost of Rs. 111 crore.

The State Government told the Assembly on Wednesday it would request the Centre to relax population norms for districts not covered under Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for the Pradhan Mantri Gram S

JAMMU: Keeping in view the welfare of general public, the State Government will soon bring the Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation Bills in the Assembly by amending the present Act to bring it at par with Central Act likely to be passed by Parliament in the ongoing session.

This was stated by Minister of Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla, while replying to annual grants of his Ministry in Legislative Assembly during second sitting this afternoon.

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