On September 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in a virtual house-warming ceremony for two lakh houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) in rural Madhya Pradesh. The PM will also consult with some of the scheme’s beneficiaries.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, said this on Wednesday while reviewing the arrangements for the case. He mentioned that the show would begin at 11 a.m.
“The prime minister would make it easier for two lakh PMAY beneficiaries to move into their newly built homes,” Chouhan said. “For these people, it will be a day of joy and happiness. It will also give them a sense of protection “Added he.
On November 20, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call for “Housing for All by 2022,” for which a flagship PMAY-G program was introduced. So far, the program has resulted in the construction of 1.14 crore houses across the country. Until now, 17 lakh poor households in the state of Madhya Pradesh have benefited from this scheme. These are all impoverished families who either didn’t have a home or lived in decrepit temporary shelters.
Under PMAY-G, each beneficiary earns a one-time grant of Rs. 1.20 lakh, divided 60:40 between the Centre and the Province. After verification of various stages of construction via Geotagged photos, funds for all of these houses built under PMAY-G are disbursed in four installments directly into the beneficiary’s bank account. By 2022, the plan calls for the construction of 2.95 crore homes.
According to the chief minister, these houses were built during the coronavirus outbreak, and the operation provided significant jobs for both local and migrant laborers.
In addition to the unit assistance, beneficiaries earn unskilled labor wages for 90/95 days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Jobs Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and Rs. 12,000 for toilet construction through the Swachh Bharat Project- Gramin, MGNREGS, or any other dedicated source of funding. The scheme includes arrangements for integration with other government and state/UT schemes for providing LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme, electricity connections, and safe drinking water access under the Jal Jeevan Mission, among other things.
The Madhya Pradesh government has incorporated 17 other schemes, such as social welfare, pension, ration card, Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojana, National Rural Livelihood Mission, and others, into its “Samridh Paryavas Abhiyaan” to provide additional benefits.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that the state government will make every effort to complete the Light House Projects (LHP) in Rajkot by the deadline. On Friday, the prime minister laid the foundation stone for 1,144 homes being built by the LHP in Rajkot.
The Modi government has selected Rajkot as one of six cities in India for this project to provide homes to the urban poor using green construction technology.
Rupani said in his address in Rajkot ahead of the virtual foundation stone-laying ceremony, “The 1,144 houses in Rajkot will be constructed at a cost of Rs 118 crore.”
“The Light House Project would assist the government in building homes for the poor and middle classes. I appreciate the Prime Minister’s choice of Rajkot for this project. Hundreds of thousands of poor people will be given homes across the world. We will do everything possible to complete the project on time “According to Rupani.