Bhubaneswar: Odisha has emerged No. 1 State in the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), claimed the State Government on Friday.
A total of 43,222-km roads connecting 19,862 habitations have already been constructed in different parts of the State through utilization of around Rs 18,624cr by December-end, 2017.
During the current fiscal, 3,500 km of roads have been built against a target of 7,000 km. The rest 3,500 km would be constructed in the next three months.
This was known from the State Level Sanctioning Committee meeting held under chairmanship of Chief Secretary AP Padhi at the Secretariat here. Rural Development Secretary Bishnupada Sethi outlined the issues for discussion. The Chief Secretary emphasised on the use of new green technology in construction of roads.