The Kyrgyz Republic, because of abundant hydropower resources, was the largest net power exporter in the Central Asian Power System during the 1990s and 2000s. However, load shedding was common during years when the river water levels and discharges were low due to hydrologic fluctuations.
By 2012, Bangladesh had made significant progress in access to primary as well as secondary education. However, the challenges of low completion rates, poor education quality, and inclusive access to secondary education had persisted.
In December 2000, the government of India launched the Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Program (PMGSY) as a centrally sponsored scheme to provide all-weather access to unconnected eligible rural habitations. By improving the connectivity of these habitations, the PMGSY aims to accelerate agricultural and rural economic growth and thereby reduce poverty faster and in a more inclusive manner.