The Union government will provide financial assistance to develop roads linking rural habitations and in Naxalites affected districts in Andhra Pradesh. Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh informed the State Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy that Union Cabinet took important decisions regarding Prime Minister Grameena Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Andhra Pradesh during meeting held on February 7.
With the development of 6,597 km roads under the PMGSY, a total of 5,470 habitations will benefit. For that about Rs 3,570 crore will be spent, the Minister said. The decision of the Union Cabinet will benefit 2,681 left out habitations of 500 plus population as well as another 205 left out habitations of 250 plus population in Anantapur district in the State.
This approval follows the request of Chief Minister to the Union Minister in this regard. The Union Cabinet has also decided to provide new connectivity to habitations of 100 to 249 population in left wing extremism affected blocks with provision of multi-connectivity to complete missing links.
About 2,584 habitations will benefit in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Warangal, Khammam, Karimnagar and Adilabad districts. They will be connected with an estimated cost of around Rs 3,204 crore, according to a statement from the Chief Minister`s Office.