2, 30,000 km of roads to be constructed in rural areas of India

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New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Dr C P Joshi on Friday said that two lakh thirty thousand kilometers of roads will be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Joshi said, "The Government's target is to connect one lakh thirty five thousand villages by the end of next fiscal."

He added that around 36 thousand villages have already been connected during the 10th plan period.

Stating that inadequate institutional and contracting capacity and constraint related to availability of land were some reasons for the shortfall in achievement of the target.

For the fast completion of the work, he added, "The Centre has taken several measure." (ANI)

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