The Union Ministry of Rural Development's Empowered Committee has sanctioned proposals worth Rs 1,068 crore to Odisha under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGY). However, the Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked the Odisha government to pace up the implementation of infrastructure projects in the state. The State required a quality of roads, the committee also stressed.
Ramesh said 2,048 road works, out of the project sanctioned till March, 2011, have remained incomplete. Hence, the Ministry has decided to sent the Joint Secretary along with his team to the State to have a meeting with the State officials and the contractors to speed up the projects by resolving various issues faced by the State before August end, Ramesh said.