The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik took note of the status report submitted by the PW(R&B) Department regarding the implementation of PMGSY in the state.
PMGSY is a flagship programme of Government of India to provide connectivity to the rural habitations having a population of 250 plus. The programme was launched in the state in 2001-02 and till date, 3502 projects with a total length of 19700 Kms to connect 2214 habitations has been sanctioned under PMGSY-Phases I to XII. A road length of 10,550 Km has been completed connecting 1772 habitations.
The PW(R&B) department has been set a target of 5500 Km for completion this financial Year i.e 2019-20 including 4000 Km in Jammu Division and 1500 Km in Kashmir Division.
Recently, the State Level Standing Committee (SLSC) headed by Chief Secretary also approved up-gradation of 1650 Km road length, sanctioned under PMGSY-I. These up-gradation works will be taken up under PMGSY-II, after sanctioning from Government of India.
SAC also took note of the issues related to the supply of raw material especially in Jammu Division. SAC directed the Advisor in charge to resolve the issues hampering the supply of raw material by 20.07.2019 so that there is no disruption in the execution of PMGSY works.