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ITANAGAR | SEPT 30, 2020:
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, on Wednesday, expressed his concern over the slow progress of several projects under the PMGSY scheme and directed the Rural Works Department to call a meeting of all contractors and to review the status of each project.
While addressing a meeting to review the progress of the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) scheme in the state, Khandu directed Rural Works Department (RWD) Minister Honchun Ngandam to chair the meeting with contractors, preferably in the first week of October.
As per official records, 1,311 roads measuring about 13,868 km have been sanctioned, and 933 projects of 9,744 km have been completed till date.
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"Call all contractors and let them explain (the) challenges they are facing and the reasons for delay if any," Khandu said.
Maintenance of PMGSY roads came up as one of the primary challenges faced by the department.
Meanwhile, the chief minister along with Skill Development Minister Tumke Bagra also reviewed the status of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.
Khandu also advised the Skill Development Department to direct its focus on high-end skill development, especially in tourism and health care services.
He also asked the department to focus on providing training for excavator operators and call centres.