Around 6.1 lakh beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) in Uttar Pradesh receive financial support of ₹2,691 crore as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces it via video conferencing. PM also laid emphasis to ensuring ‘Housing for All’ in Uttar Pradesh (UP).
Union rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar was also present along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the virtual session.
“We’ve seen the situation during the regime of previous governments. I am talking about Uttar Pradesh especially; the poor didn’t believe that the govt can help them in constructing a house. The previous Awaas schemes, the kind of houses built under them was not hidden from anyone,” PM Modi said.
Till date around 2 crore houses have been constructed over a last few years and under PMAY scheme over 1.25 crore houses have been possessed. A whopping amount of ₹1.50 Lakh Crores has been granted by the central government only.
Under this central government scheme, each beneficiary would be receiving 100 per cent grant of ₹1.20 lakh in plain areas and ₹1.30 lakh in the hilly state, North-eastern region and J&K.
Additionally, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), beneficiaries of PMAY-G are also receiving support of unskilled labour wages and assistance of ₹12,000 to construct toilets as per Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G).
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On 20th November 2016, Prime Minister Modi had initiated a call of “Housing for All by 2022” and launched a flagship programme of PMAY-G. Till now around 1.26 crore houses are constructed in the country under this scheme.
PM Modi also appreciated the all-round development in the state under CM Yogi Adityanath and rapid implementation of central schemes. He also stressed that government aims to bridge the gap between cities and villages through such schemes and extending basic facilities in rural areas.