Shilpa Aggarwal

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, ISB.

Roads to Riches? An Evaluation of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

In recent years, several countries and policy organisations have directed huge sums of money towards the construction of roads. For instance, the World Bank has spent $20 billion annually on transportation infrastructure since 2006, 69 percent of which has been for roads. Similarly, the government of India spent more than $30 billion on roads between 2001 and 2010. Much of this …

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