Published on: August 6, 2021



What : Project to maintain the prioritised  rural black-topped roads in motorable condition in Karnataka

By : Ministry of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Karnataka

Details :

  • There is 56,325 km of rural black-topped roads in the State
  • 24,246 km have been identified as priority village roads
  • Selection is based on connectivity to agricultural markets, public health centres, educational institutions, and gram panchayats
  • Prioritisation of roads for reconstruction would be done based on the Road Condition Index (RCI), which will be taken up using technologies such as drones or by running trucks fitted with equipment on the roads
  • This will ensure improvement of rural living conditions, investment in rural areas, and overall social economic development of rural Karnataka

What is in news : The project languishes due to poor allocation of funds