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The rural development ministry has also just launched the third phase of its rural roads scheme. By 2024, the scheme will sharpen its focus on creating connectivity in areas affected by Left Wing Extremism and border areas, officials said.(AP FILE/ Representative Image)

Road connectivity, boost in jobs, pay in Centre’s rural push

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 05:51 AM IST
Even as the government’s overall aim is to reduce the dependence of the poor on manual jobs, over the next five years, work under the flagship MGNREGS is expected to involve 1358 crore person days.
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