Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday released the financial assistance to over 6 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under Centre’s rural housing scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-Gramin) through video conference. He interacted with the beneficiaries.
The Prime Minister expressed happiness that Uttar Pradesh is among the states that are moving the fastest on building houses for the poor. He informed that today, 6 lakh families of the state would get a total of more than Rs 2,600 crore in their bank accounts. Out of these 6 lakh families, 5 lakh would get the first installment which means that, for 5 lakh families, their life’s wait is over. Similarly, 80 thousand families got their second installment which means that by next winter they will have their own house, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister asserted that Aatmnirbhar Bharat is directly linked to the self confidence of the country’s citizens and a house of one’s own enhances this self-confidence manifold. A self-owned house brings assurance in life and also the hope of coming out of poverty.
PM Awas Yojna (PMAY) was started with an aim to provide every poor family a house before completion of 75 years of independence. Two crore housing units have been constructed in rural areas during recent years, PM Awas Yojna has accounted for 1.25 crore units with Central government’s contribution being about 1.5 lakh crore rupees. He informed that in Uttar Pradesh, 22 lakh Garmin Awas (rural houses) are to be constructed out of which 21.5 lakh have been approved for construction. 14.5 lakh families have already got their house mostly, under the present government.
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