Implementation of Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Jammu and Kashmir has got recognition from the Union Government with the state bagging two national awards at a function held here today, an official spokesman said.
The awards were presented by the Union Ministry for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj to J&K for being second best state across the country in achievement of road length constructed under PMGSY. The second award for presented to J&K for accomplishing3rdrank among all the states across the country for number of habitations connected through PMGSY roads.
Meanwhile, the Union Ministry for Rural Development awarded J&K’s Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department for making pioneering efforts in institution building and capacity building in the state through the pioneering scheme. Two national awards were presented to J&K for its impressive performance in implementing Umeed scheme by mobilizing about 270632 women in J&K into 29703 self-help groups and strengthening these groups by way of providing revolving capital from the state Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM) and linking them with various financial institutions.