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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 392
ANSWERED ON:  30.11.2021
Construction of Roads under PMGSY in Odisha
Achyutananda Samanta
Will the Minister of



RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government is on track to achieve its goals in Odisha for construction of rural roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for this financial year, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(b) the targets set out for the next financial year, and the details thereof; and

(c) whether the Government is considering implementation of another phase of this scheme to link all the remaining economically backward/LWE affected areas in Odisha and the rest of the country to the core network, if so, the details thereof, if not, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SADHVI NIRANJAN JYOTI)

(a) The Status of projects under various verticals of PMGSY for the State of Odisha as on 26thNovember, 2021 is as under: -



In the financial year 2021-22, against a target of 2,700 km of road length, the State of Odisha has completed 290 Km as on 26th November, 2021. Against target of 326 habitations to be connected during 2021-22, the state has connected 146 habitations as on 26th November, 2021.

(b) The target for next financial year has not been decided yet.

(c) PMGSY is a onetime intervention to provide all weather connectivity to habitations with population size 500+ in plain areas and 250+ in North-Eastern States, Himalayan States and Himalayan Union Territories, Deserts and Tribal Areas as per 2001 census. As against this all sanctions have been given. Currently, works are in progress under various verticals of PMGSY and substantial expenditure is being made under the scheme every year. At present, there is no proposal for another phase of the scheme to provide connectivity to remaining unconnected habitations located in economically backward/ Left Wing Extremism affected areas in Odisha and the rest of the country apart from the dispensation mentioned above.
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