Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was launched on 25th
December 2000 as a fully funded Centrally Sponsored Scheme to provide good all
weather road connectivity in rural areas of the country.
The PMGSY is managed by by the National Rural Roads Development Agency (NRRDA),headed by a Director-General.
The aim was to provide roads to all villages
1. with a population of 1000 persons and above by 2003
2. with a population of 500 persons and above by 2007
3. in hill states, tribal and desert area villages with a population of 500 persons and above by 2003
4. in hill states, tribal and desert area villages with a population of 250 persons and above by 2007.
The President on 25th February,2005, announced a major business plan for rebuilding rural India called Bharat Nirman.