India: Rural Road Sector II Investment Program
In India, past neglect of the rural road network has cut off rural communities from mainstream economic centers. Poor connectivity has resulted in slow development and a faster-than-needed exodus of young people to cities.
The overall objective of the Rural Road Sector II Investment Program is to help reduce poverty and deprivation, and support economic growth of rural communities in India by providing them with enhanced access to markets, employment opportunities, and social services, including health and education. The immediate output—better and more efficient physical infrastructure—will lead to improved connectivity between rural and urban communities, and through this, to greater access to markets and economic activity in general.