Rural Connectivity Schemes in Rajasthan: Gramin Gaurav Path and Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna
For improving rural connectivity in Rajasthan State, there are two schemes being implemented, the Gramin Gaurav Path ( GGP) by Rajasthan Government and Centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY).
Gramin Gaurav Path Yojana(GGP)
Gramin Gaurav Path programme is a major road construction project of Rajasthan Government, under state plans to construct about 2,048 km of roads in 33 districts. The project is being implemented by Rajasthan Public Works Department.
Features of Gaurav Path Scheme:
- Under Gramin Gaurav Path, village roads would be connected to main mega highways.
- Roads would built by cement concrete material by contractors qualifying the tenders in one year in all.
- Besides village roads, small sewer system would also be built.
- Out of 9900 villages of 33 districts in Rajasthan, 2105 villages have been included in the program.
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY)
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was launched on 25th December 2000 as a fully funded Centrally Sponsored Scheme to provide all weather road connectivity in rural areas of the country. The programme envisages connecting all habitations with a population of 500 persons and above in the plain areas and 250 persons and above in hill States, the tribal and the desert areas.
In all 33 districts of Rajasthan, 1100 number of roads are sanctioned for construction with the total length of 3000 kms. Out of which, 326.08 kms of length of 51 habitats have been constructed. The nodal agency for implemeting the scheme in Rajasthan is Rajasthan Rural Road Development Agency.