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Orissa's PMGSY fund spend

Orissa's PMGSY fund spend

The Orissa government has utilised 95.29 per cent of the funds received under the Centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) till July-end. Out of Rs 8,104.59 crore received from the Government of India, the state has utilied Rs 7,723.03 crore. At a recent review meeting of PMGSY held under the chairmanship of the state Chief Secretary BK Patnaik, SN Tripathi, Principal Secretary (Rural Development), said that agai­nst the sanctioned length of 29,875.12 km, 21,168.49 km of roads have been completed. A total number of 5,470 roads have been commissioned under the scheme. It may be noted that there has been an almost five-fold increase in fund utilisation under the PMGSY over the past five years.

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