A picturesque view of a road in Himachal Pradesh

Mandi district has added another feather in its cap by bagging top position in the country for successful implementation of Pradhamantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY).

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has congratulated the Public Works Department (PWD) and expressed pleasure on the district achieving the feet.

Mandi, the home district of the CM has been declared as top performing district out of thirty districts of the country by Union Ministry of Rural Development for attaining maximum length of roads constructed under the PMGSY during 2020-21.

PMGSY is a programme funded by the Central government to provide road connectivity to villages having a population of more than two hundred and fifty people.

As many as six more districts of Himachal Pradesh have also secured positions among the top thirty performing districts, which include Chamba, Shimla, Kangra, Una, Sirmour, Hamirpur and Solan. Himachal Pradesh has also improved its performance under PMGSY programme by constructing 1104 Kilometers roads this year from April to October.

Appreciating the role of the PWD the CM said, “It was a real challenge to build roads in the wake of COVID -19 pandemic as availability of labour and machinery was severely affected due to long countrywide lockdown but maximum length of roads were built during this period in Himachal Pradesh because of regular monitoring by Principal Secretary PWD JC Sharma and effective resource mobilization by the department.”

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