Of the 14 parameters tracked quarterly under the Twenty Point Programme, the government achieved a more than 90% target completion ("very good") in six parameters and 80-90% ("good") in five, according to data released on Monday by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
In the April-December 2022 period, the performance in three of 14 parameters was "poor" or below 80% target, according to the ministry. These include area covered under plantation (public and forest lands) and construction of roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)
Under the PMGSY, against the target of constructing 35,385 km of roads during April-December 2022, only 18,808 km, or 53%, of roads were completed.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) or PMAY-G, 82% of the targeted 4 million houses were constructed during April-December 2022. The government plans to advance the deadline of PMAY-G to December 2023 from March 2024.
In the current fiscal year, the Centre has allocated ₹54,487 crore for the scheme, up 12.5% from 2023-24 (revised estimates). The government averaged 88% completion of targets under different food security programmes. In electricity supply, it achieved 99% of the target. It was able to make 0.51 million pump sets energised, against the target of 0.34 million during this period.
In the case of the PMGSY, 15 of the 32 states/UTs had a completion rate less than 40%, while only two – Uttar Pradesh and Odisha – had achieved 90% or more.
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