PM Gram Sadak Yojana: "A Road to Every Village" for the progress of the country

 Delhi : “Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana” has become the path of progress of the country today. With the concept of "A Road to Every Village", the speed with which the central government is working to give a beautiful shape to this scheme, the coming tomorrow will be golden for the villages of India. So far many villages have been saved through this scheme. Today the residents of these villages do not have to leave their villages and move towards the cities. Yes, work is being done to connect all those villages located in the far flung areas of the country. In this sequence, many villages were also found which were cut off from the path of development due to lack of roads for a long time. Indeed, "PM Gram Sadak Yojana" is proving to be a boon for many such villages today.

6.9 lakh km of roads ready in 2021-22

Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, 6.9 lakh km of roads have been prepared in 2021-22, through which the socio-economic condition of the residents of the villages has improved with the construction of all-weather roads. At the same time, people's access to schools, health centers and markets is getting easier and easier. At the same time, the road construction per day increased to 36.5 km in 2020-21, this construction has increased by 30.4 percent as compared to 2019-20. With the construction of all-weather roads through the scheme, the socio-economic condition of the residents of the villages will improve and people will have better access to schools, health centers and markets.

When did the scheme start?

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana was launched on "25 December 2000". This is a flagship program of the government to connect the unconnected habitations on the basis of the 2000 census. I would like to point out that in the governments prior to 2014, the speedy work that should have been done under this scheme could not be done. A big example of this is 3.8 lakh km of rural roads built in 2013-14, while under the same scheme, 6.9 lakh km of roads were constructed in 2021-22 under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi.

Program Objective

Rural road connectivity is not only a key component of rural development in India, generating substantial agricultural income and productive employment opportunities while promoting access to economic and social services, but is also a key component of sustainable poverty alleviation programmes. . With the efforts made at the Central and State levels through various programs in the past years, the villages are now being connected by all-weather roads, but there are still some villages left in this sequence, the work of connecting them is going on. It is well known that where road connectivity has been provided, there has been a big improvement in the lives of the people. The government is fulfilling all the objectives through these roads.

construction of roads for hilly areas

Road connectivity is being carried out in habitations with a population of 1000 and above and in areas with a population of more than 500. Under the scheme, special attention has been given to hilly states including all the northeastern states and Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Ladakh. Along with this, the objective of this scheme in tribal areas is to connect the habitations with a population of 250 and above with roads.

helpful to farmers

Farmers are the strength of this country. To help them, the central government started PM Gram Sadak Yojana. Today the farmer brothers living in the village are selling their finished crops by bringing them to the city through these roads, from which they earn good profits. Now the farmers of the village have no access only to the rural mandis. They are directly reaching the buyers of their crops in the city through these roads. At the same time, the days of vegetables and fruits getting spoiled due to bad roads are gone. Now farmers are getting better and smoother roads through this scheme through which they are taking their vegetables, fruits, milk, curd etc. to the cities on time. At the same time, the arbitrariness of the middlemen living in the village is also ending. The construction of pucca roads in the village is being done at a rapid pace by the government. Not only this, if the roads in your village are still bad and they do not have access to the urban areas, then you can also get the road constructed in your village under this scheme.

Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas

Recall last year, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi concerned the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-I and II till September 2022 to complete the remaining works of construction of roads and bridges. The proposal of the Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Development was approved. The CCEA also gave its approval for continuation of the road connectivity project for Left Wing Extremism affected areas till March 2023.


The Government of India launched PMGSY-I to provide connectivity to road deprived habitations with population of more than 500 in the plains and more than 250 in the North-East and Himalayan states. In the selected LWE blocks, the habitations having population of more than 100 were also to be provided connectivity. Of the total 1,84,444 such settlements, only a few settlements remain. Out of the total sanctioned 6,45,627 km of roads and 7,523 bridges.

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