Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was launched on 25th December, 2000 by government of India (GOI) to provide all weather road connectivity in rural areas. It is administered by Ministry of Rural Development (MORD).
Earlier it was centrally sponsored scheme. From 2015-16 onwards, the fund sharing ratio has been revised with GOI providing 60% and states providing 40% of funds. For North-east and hilly states, the ratio of sharing is 90:10 between GOI and corresponding state.
In budget 2017-18, the total allocation of funds to PMGSY is Rs 19,000 crore (Rs 1,07,758 crore allocated to MORD).
Between April, 2000 to 25thJanuary 2017, the PMGSY has connected 1.9 lakh habitations across the country. This amounts to 17% of all habitations.
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