GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Rural Development
DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2308
ANSWERED ON MARCH 18, 2013
Road Connectivity in Karnataka
2308. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has put in place the roadmap for road connectivity to different and sparsely populated areas of Karnataka; and
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI LALCHAND KATARIA)
(a) & (b): Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was launched on 25th December, 2000 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme to provide all-weather road in rural areas of the country. The Programme envisages connecting all eligible unconnected habitations with a population of 500 persons (as per 2001 census) and above in plain areas, 250 persons and above (as per 2001 census) in Hill States, the Tribal (Schedule V) areas, the Desert areas (as identified in the Desert
Development Programme) and in the 82 Selected Tribal and Backward Districts in 9 States under Integrated Action Plan (IAP), as identified by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Planning Commission. Under the programme, road connectivity to eligible unconnected habitations is given as per the Core Network, carved out of District Rural Roads Plan (DRRP) prepared by the states.
The Core Network under the programme has been established in the State of Karnataka, comprising of eligible unconnected habitations of 269 for the required road length of 500 km to connect these eligible habitations. Besides, road length of 10,153 km was eligible for Upgradation under the programme.
All eligible unconnected habitations and road length under Upgradation has been sanctioned under the programme in the State of Karnataka. As reported by the State, connectivity has been provided to the eligible habitations under PMGSY.