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Grant-in-aid for promoting jute geo-textile in road construction
Feb '10
The Ministry of Rural Development has released Rs. 27,76, 151/-(Rs. Twenty Seven Lakh Seventy Six Thousand and One Hundred Fifty One) only to Jute Manufactures Development Council as Consultancy Charges for the Pilot projects under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) using Jute Geo-Textile for rural roads in the country.

This amount represents the 25% of 2.5% of the conventional cost of 09 (nine) road works constructed under PMGSY using Jute Geo-Textile Technology.

The Jute Manufactures Development Council (JMDC), a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Textile, Government of India is scheduled to execute the works under Pilot projects in accordance with MOU entered between JMDC and the National Rural Roads Development Agency (NRRDA).

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme to provide road connectivity in rural areas of the country. PMGSY envisages connectivity to all habitations with a population of 500 persons and above in rural areas and about 250 persons and above in respect of the Hill States, Tribal areas and the Desert Areas through good and all weather roads.

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