The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was launched in December 2000 by the central government to improve national infrastructure. Specifically the government wanted to provide all-weather roads to habitations across the country.
In the last 15 years the government has spent over 1,37,000 crores to construct almost 4,24,000kmroads through Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.
On an average, the cost of constructing a new rural road is ₹ 35.12 lakh per km while the cost of upgrading it is ₹ 27.23 lakh per km.
In terms of impact– out of the 5.4 lakh habitations which were identified as unconnected in 2000, 1.96 lakh have been connected till date.