The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for sanction of Rs 710 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to Jammu and Kashmir as a special one-time dispensation for the cost of lan

In order to speed up the implementation of the flagship Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the State a separate wing for this

purpose would be created. It may be mentioned that Meghalaya has been a laggard in the execution of the flagship programme compared to other states in the country. PMGSY aims to connect all the rural areas in the country with motorable roads.

After announcing Rs 336 crore to rebuild 82 roads and 27 bridges in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, the rural development ministry has offered to build 14,000 additional houses under Indira Awas Yojana.

The ministry has also offered to help upgrade roads not covered under its rural roads scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

Union minister for rural development JairamRamesh on Sunday said the Centre would spend Rs 145 crore on development of rural roads in the state.

Mincing no words, Union Rural Development Minister Minister Jairam Ramesh today told the Congress Government in Karnataka that grants for various Central schemes would be withheld as done during th

Odisha will have an entitlement for 3,760 kilometres of roads in rural areas under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-II, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on May 1.

BHUBANESWAR: The state government is targeting to spend Rs 2,000 crore under the centrally-sponsored Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in 2013-14. About 5,000 km of roads has been planned to be constructed.

As per the new plan, hamlets having more than 250 population in 18 identified Integrated Action Plan (IAP) districts in Odisha will be connected with PMGSY roads. Similarly, in non-IAP villages, villages having more than 500 population will be connected with permanent PMGSY roads.

As many as 125 projects taken up in Jammu and Kashmir under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the Centrally-funded scheme for expansion of rural road network, are awaiting clearances by the forest

Soft drinks and cigarettes will cost more in Punjab effective April 1, with the state government hiking the Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Rs 460.21 crore deficit budget presented in the state assembly here today.

Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa presented the budget for 2013-14 even as the opposition Congress members abstained from the House for the sixth successive day, holding a "mock session" outside the Assembly complex to protest suspension of their nine members last week.

The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), which was tabled in the Vidhan Sabha today, points out lacunae in the execution of works under the Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojna.