After ignoring Karnataka for more than a year by refusing to release funds for upgrading rural roads, the Union Ministry for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RD&PR), has finally sanctioned over Rs 1,400 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

Addressing reporters on Thursday, RD&PR Minister Jagadish Shettar said that close to 3,500 km of road upgrading works would be taken up shor