Coir geo textiles accepted for rural road construction

  • IASbaba
  • May 22, 2020
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Coir geo textiles accepted for rural road construction

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure; Environment

In News:

  • Coir Geo textiles has been accepted as a good material for rural road construction under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-III (PMGSY-III).
  • As per these instructions, 5% length of the rural roads under PMGSY-III will be constructed using Coir Geo textiles.
  • The decision opens up a huge market potential and will be a boon to the Coir Board which comes under the Ministry of MSME of the Central government. 

Important value additions:

The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) 

  •  It is a nationwide plan in India to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages. 
  • This is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme

Coir Geo Textile 

  • It is a permeable fabric, natural, strong and highly durable
  • It is resistant to rots, moulds and moisture and is free from any microbial attack.
  • It is totally biodegradable
  • It helps in soil stabilisation and renew vegetation in varying slopes.

Image source: Coir Board

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