Govt uses green technology in PMGSY, over 35000 km roads sanctioned

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By Accommodation Times Bureau

NEW DELHI:

Minister of State for Rural Development, Ram Kripal Yadav informed Rajya Sabha today that in order to encourage locally available materials and use of green technologies for construction of road under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), guidelines were issued by the Ministry, wherein the State Governments are required to propose minimum 15% of total length of annual proposals under New technologies such as Cement stabilization, Lime stabilization, Cold mix, Waste plastics, Cell filled concrete, Paneled cement concrete pavement, Fly ash etc.

Further, Ministry of Rural Development specifications have also been relaxed in respect of grading of materials for Granular Sub Base layer in order to encourage usage of locally available/naturally occurring material/marginal materials, he added.





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