Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) :

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was launched on 25th
December 2000 as a fully funded Centrally Sponsored Scheme to provide all
weather road connectivity in rural areas of the country. The programme
envisages connecting all habitations with a population of 500 persons and
above in the plain areas and 250 persons and above in hill States, the tribal
and the desert areas.
2. According to latest figures made available by the State Governments
under a survey to identify Core Network as part of the PMGSY programme,
about 1.67 lakh Unconnected Habitations are eligible for coverage under the
programme. This involves construction of about 3.71 lakh km. of roads for
New Connectivity and 3.68 lakh km. under upgradation.