PMGSY aimed at providing all-weather road connectivity to unconnected habitations.
A habitation which was earlier provided all-weather connectivity would not be eligible even if the present condition of the road is bad.
It is a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme and 50% of the Cess on High Speed Diesel (HSD) is earmarked for this Programme.
The target year of achieving 100% rural road connectivity under PMGSY is 2019.
The unit of this programme is habitation and not revenue villages.
Major District Roads, State Highways and National Highways cannot be covered under the PMGSY, even if they happen to be in rural areas.
All habitations with a population of 500 persons and above in the plain areas and 250 persons and above in hill states, the tribal and the desert areas will be connected by PMGSY