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        PMGSY - INTRODUCTION

        Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) on 25th December, 2000 as a part of rural infrastructure development backed by employment generation programmes. The primary objective of the PMGSY was, therefore, to provide all weather access to unconnected habitations in the rural areas in such a way that all unconnected habitations with a population of 1000 persons and above are covered in 3 years (2000-03) and all unconnected habitations with a population of 500 persons and above by the end of 10th Plan Period (2007). In respect of hilly States and the desert areas as well as the tribal (Schedule V) areas, the objective was to connect habitations with a population of 250 persons above. But during 2005-06, Government of India announced Bharat Nirman Targets under which all habitations having population more than 1000 would be connected by all weather roads, by 2009. Similarly, for the hilly areas and for the tribal areas, the objective is to connect those habitations with a population of 500 persons and above, by 2009.

        Accordingly, a district rural road plan for this district has been prepared considering all the roads. From this DRRP a core network plan to give connectivity to all 1000+ / 500+ / 250+ populated villages has been prepared.

        As per core network plan of this district 1545 nos habitations out of total nos of 2683 were found as unconnected. To give connectivity to all this unconnected habitations 2277 Km road is required to be made all weathered road. Initially the district authority has given priority on connection of through route i.e. the road connected 2 or more 1000+ villages and serves more than 5000+ population.

        Since inception this district has completed 2ND highest Length of roads in comparison to other districts of West Bengal....