GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Rural Development
DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 5096
TO BE ANSWERED ON MAY 22, 2012
Road Connectivity Under Pmgsy in Karnataka

 

5096. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a)   the number and details of road projects undertaken under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Karnataka so far, district-wise;

(b)   the number of road projects Completed, so far, and whether any time frame has been prescribed for other projects;

(c)    whether any targets for rural connectivity under the PMGSY for the State have been for the  Five Year Plan; and

(d)   if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI PRADEEP JAIN ‘ADITYA’)

(a) & (b): Under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), State is taken as a unit for sanction of projects and district-wise details are not monitored. In the State of Karnataka, 3,220 road works have been sanctioned, out of which 3,151 road works have been completed up to March, 2012. ‘Rural road’ is a State subject and the responsibility of execution of works under PMGSY is that of the State Governments through their executing agencies. As such, the responsibility of timely completion of these roads lies with the State Governments. As per the prescribed criteria for completion of works under PMGSY, projects sanctioned under the Scheme are required to be completed within the stipulated period.

(c) & (d): State-wise targets have not been fixed for Twelfth Five Year Plan under PMGSY.