Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana (PMGPY)

प्रधानमंत्री ग्राम परिवहन योजना (PMGPY)

The government of India launched the new scheme called Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana in association with the ministry of transport & ministry of rural development to give a boost to transportation in rural India. Under the scheme government will improve and regulate transportation facilities in rural and remote areas in the country. There are still many places where there is no transport available and people have to walk miles before they can avail transport facilities. The PMGPY is a rural transport program which will provide transportation facilities in remote villages and will also generate employment for the locals of the village or remote area. The project will take off from Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh and will cover around 20 areas of the North­eastern states. Under this scheme, popular rural vehicles will be sold at a subsidized price. A subsidy of 30­35% will be given to passenger vehicles which can accommodate up to 10­12 people. These vehicles will be used to connect remote villages. The locals can buy these vehicles at the subsided rates and then use it commercially (for connecting remote areas only). Around 80000 commercial passenger vehicles will be provided in the rural areas. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana has been launched to complement the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana that was launched in 2000. Under this Yojana, many roads have been built in many rural areas, which has made traveling in and out of these areas easier and possible. But then just having roads is not enough. Due to lack of transportation, people have to walk a lot before they can get any transport facility. To solve this problem, the new scheme will regulate transportation in such remote areas. This scheme also aims in generating employment in these places by providing public vehicles at cheaper prices. It will generate employment opportunities for the locals

Benefits of Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana:

  • Benefits of 80,000 commercial passenger vehicles at subsidized rates in rural areas
  • Benefits of purchasing public vehicles at low prices for local people live in remote areas
  • Benefit to many people, especially women and children, who live in remote areas
  • Benefits of public vehicles introduced in the remote areas, which will make travel much easier for the commuters
  • Benefits of employment and income for below poverty level (BPL) family

Features of Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana:

  1. Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana is rural transport program that offers transportation amenities in distant areas
  2. Further, it provides employment and a basic income for the locals of the area or village. Initially, the scheme will take off from Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh and then it will cover approximately 20 locations of the North­eastern states
  3. Very famous rural vehicles will be sold at a sponsored rate under this scheme. Passenger vehicles which can put up 10 to 12 people can obtain subsidy of 30 to 35%
  4. These kinds of vehicles are mainly used in distant villages. The neighbors can purchase these transports at the subsided costs and then utilize it commercially
  5. The Government will choose tribal, women self-help associations and BPL families for operating these transport services successfully. Around 80000 commercial vehicles will be offered in the countryside regions

References & details:

  1. For more details visit:
  2. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY):

Vidya Lakshmi Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak Yojana (PMSSY)