‘Rural roads scheme triggered shift from farm to non-farm employment’: World Bank Report

The World Bank recently conducted an assessment of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) rural roads programme and its impact. As per the report released by the World Bank, rural roads built under the PMGSY, meant to establish ‘farm to market connectivity’, in fact, “triggered a shift from farm to non-farm employment”. The assessment, which was done between 2009 and 2017 in the rural habitations, points out that withRead More