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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Rural Development DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 442 TO BE ANSWERED ON NOVEMBER 26, 2012
QUESTION Funds Allocated for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)
442. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) the amount of funds allocated to the four southern States under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) during the last three years, year-wise and State-wise;
(b) whether Karnataka Government has submitted any proposal for developing and improving rural roads in the State under PMGSY; and
(c) if so, the details thereof and by when Government would approve the proposal?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT (SHRI LALCHAND KATARIA)
(a): The Ministry of Rural Development is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) since the year 2000. Under PMGSY, an amount of Rs. 5423.56 crore has been released to all the four southern States namely Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu during the last three years. State wise details regarding funds released to the four southern States is given below.
Fund released to State (in crore)
(b) & (c): Karnataka has sent the following proposals during the year 2012-13 under PMGSY and the status of the proposal is also given below.
Category of work
No. of works /Habitations
Road length (in km)
The State has already been sanctioned their full entitlement under up-gradation of roads and New Connectivity as per the Core Network under PMGSY. As regards New Connectivity, the population of unconnected habitations as per 2001 census is taken as eligibility for New Connectivity and accordingly Core Network prepared. The proposed habitations were shown as 'Connected' in the Core Network and change of status of connectivity would result in revision of Core Network. Accordingly, the aforesaid proposals received from the State do not come under the purview of PMGSY Guidelines.