Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)

Introduction: Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is a rural connectivity scheme launched by the Government of India on 25th December 2000.

Ministry/Agency: Ministry of Rural Development

Objectives: To provide all-weather access to eligible unconnected habitations with a population of up to 500 in plain areas and 250 and above in special category states.


  1. All-weather connection to the hamlets that are least or not connected.
  2. Overall development of the country allows for easy movement of goods and vehicles.
  3. Better employment opportunities for those from villages thanks to road connections.


  1. A region must be a habitation. It cannot be a hamlet or revenue village to be eligible.
  2. The hamlet must have a higher population as per the 2001 Census to be eligible for road connection.
  3. The eligible habitations have a population of above 500 persons in plain areas and around 250 persons and above in hilly areas.

Implementation Strategy:

  1. Proper decentralized planning for the building of roads.
  2. Build roads according to the Indian Road Congress and Rural Roads Manual.
  3. 3-tier quality management system.
  4. An unbroken flow of funds.

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