Ministry of Rural Development → Department of Rural Development.
(Presently Jairam Ramesh is the union minister for rural Development)
25 December 2000
PMGSY is a nationwide plan in India to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages, as envisigaed under Bharat Nirman*
To connect all habitations with a population of 500/+ persons (plain areas)
and 250/+ persons (in hill States, the tribal and the desert areas.)
*What is Bharat Nirman?
Union Government launched this major initiative for rebuilding rural India, in 2005.
It has 6 components:
- Water Supply
- Telecommunication and Information Technology
- Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, falls in here.
(i.e. it is a ‘Program’ to transform the Bharat Nirman ‘Policy’ into reality)
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