12 July 2019
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has planned to construct 3000-km-stretch rural road under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) using ‘Green Technology’ in the current year.
This has been informed by Odisha Rural Development Minister Susanta Singh during the ongoing Budget Session of Assembly in reply to a question posed by Keonjhar MLA Mohan Charan Majhi.
In his reply, the Rural Development Minister has apprised the House that 7000 km-stretch rural road is on target to be built in the current fiscal 2019-20 under the PMGSY. However, 3000 km-stretch has been proposed to be built using ‘Green Technology’.
Elucidating on the use of ‘Green Technology’, the Rural Development Minister explained that the proposed 3000 km-stretch rural road will be constructed by using cold mix, Terazyme, ironslag, Envirotac, cement stabilization, waste plastic, panel concrete, cell-filled concrete, Nano technology and roller compacted concrete, etc.
The Minister also informed the House that the 3000-km-stretch rural road will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 3936.04 crore.
He also apprised the House that the districts to be covered are Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Boudh, Cuttack, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur and Jharsuguda.