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1.Hereon, contracting will not be limited to just power projects

This is not just a contractor but an all-rounder. From the beginning of its journey in 1960, National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd (NBCC), a Government of India enterprise, has managed to reach out to sev-eral areas within the


2.Assam's rural road network gets a boost

The Union government has decided to relax norms for Assam so that it can get benefits at par with tribal areas and hill states for constructing rural roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.


3.Rural roadman

Creating quality infrastructure is his passion; and building roads his strong suit. Meet Mahendra Gupta, Engineer-in-Chief, Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority (MPRRDA), who has supervised the construction of 50,000 km of roads in the past 12 years, with another 15,000 km underway. All these roads in the rural areas of Madhya Pradesh (some of them now in Chhattisgarh) have been built in remote regions and amid tricky terrain. Developed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGS


4.AP likely to get Rs 400.81 cr for its road projects

The Union government is likely to approve rural road project proposals of Rs 400.81 crore for 138 road works in Andhra Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on January 16 informed this to the State Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy through a letter.


5.Assam improves its rural road network

Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the Union Government has decided to relax norms for Assam so that it can benefit from constructing rural roads. According to the PMGSY programme, habitations with a population of more than 500 will be taken up for connectivity. The ministry plans to change the criteria for Assam under the PMGSY programme so that it can connect around 3,000 habitations and lead to construction of an additional 2,500 km of roads.


6.Govt to improve roads in Naxal-hit regions

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on February 4 said the Centre has decided to improve the condition of roads in the Naxal-hit regions under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). He observed that Naxalism can be tackled only through development.


7.Centre appoints UK agency to monitor rural road projects

The Union Rural Development Ministry has appointed a UK-based company to monitor construction of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in Jharkhand - the first state in India that will have this third party quality supervising agency.


8.Centre gives nod to road projects worth Rs 38,500 cr

With an objective to boost road connectivity to rural areas in the country the Union government on February 7 cleared road projects worth about Rs 38,500 crore under the rural road connectivity scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) which was launched in 2000.


9.Maha expects Rs Rs 2,500-Rs 3,000 cr under PMGSY

In Maharashtra, long-neglected roads may soon get a facelift. After rejecting pleas for funds under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) till last year, arguing the state had 100 per cent connectivity, the Centre has finally accepted its demand for funds to improve condition of roads in rural areas.


10.High road to productivity

The Indian road construction equipment sector has grown handsomely in the last decade or so. Greater focus on developing world-class road infrastructure across the country has spurred demand for equipment like crawler excavators,


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