|Rehab of 100 km rural access roads for farmers’ benefit|
GUWAHATI, Feb 16 - The Government of Assam under the World Bank-aided Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART), has targeted for rehabilitation of approximately 100 kilometres of rural access roads to connect agricultural production clusters to markets, warehouses, enterprise clusters, etc.
“On behalf of the Government of Assam, APART through PWD will upgrade rural access roads that will connect project-supported production clusters and enterprise clusters to higher classes of road, market centres and urban centres. These upgraded roads are aimed to provide better connectivity and market access to the rural farmers and project beneficiaries,” a statement said.
According to the statement already work order for around 17.45 km has been issued through PWD which aims to achieve a target of 50 km of rehabilitation of rural roads in the financial year 2018-19. These rural roads are expected to benefit almost 2 lakh rural population and will be constructed using climate resilient technologies and innovative designs.
“Through this intervention, APART aims to help the farming communities of the State with better road connectivity, which in turn will impact their overall social and economic development,” the statement added.