The researchers connected these “missing roads” to “political corruption” – specifically, to local politicians steering road contracts to favoured businesses in their own social networks. “Our results indicate that corruption in this programme directly harmed the 857,000 villagers whom the missing roads were meant to serve,” said study lead author Jacob Shapiro, professor at Princeton
Indore : The Union Rural Development Ministry has sanctioned Rs 80 crore for construction of 34 roads and two bridges under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY).
Itanagar: The Centre has enhanced the allocation of fund to Arunachal Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for the financial year 2016-17.
As many as 36,000 km of rural roads built; highway building increased to 12 km/day from 2 km/day, and cashless treatment for accident victims on national highways. These are some of the claims made by the Ministry of Road Transport in its performance report card, issued a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first year in office.
BHOPAL : Unsure of whether the state would be able to recover from the financial crisis it is facing in the current fiscal, the finance department has requested Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan to avoid making announcements that may put a heavy financial burden on the state exchequer.
“The success stories should be crisp and should focus on the innovation in the process/ implementation/delivery as well as its impact on the local community/ beneficiary habitations,” -Ministry directive issued to state governments on April 30 (more…)
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