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Rural Development Ministry gives away 144 awards

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Rural Development Ministry today gave away 144 awards under various categories to states and other organisations.

Under the 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak (PMGSY)', was awarded for constructing the highest number of rural roads while got the award for use of non- conventional construction material in constructing roads.

Haryana, and received a special prize for completing more than 95 per cent of their targets, the ministry said in a statement.

Similarly under 'Pradhan Mantri Awas (Gramin) PMAY-G', Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee was awarded for providing technical vetting of housing typologies and the NIC team of the ministry for its technical support.

As many as nine district collectors, who completed largest number of PMAY-G houses, were also awarded, out of which five are from

The awards were also given to various banks -- National Bank, State of India, Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, UCO Bank, of and ICICI under various categories.

Speaking at the event, Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar highlighted the major transformation in the employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA under the Modi government.

He asserted that targets set under PMAY-G and PMGSY have been set for 2019 and the government was fully committed to provide financial support to states to achieve these targets.

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 00:07 IST