NEW DELHI, JANUARY 20
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released financial assistance of Rs 2,600 crore to over 6 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) through video-conferencing.
The Prime Minister extended greetings to the nation on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. He said out of 6 lakh families for whom financial assistance had been released, 5 lakh would get the first instalment.
About PMAY-G scheme
Under the PMAY-G, each beneficiary is given 100 per cent grant of Rs1.20 lakh (in plains) and Rs1.30 lakh (in hill states/NE region/difficult areas/JK & Ladakh besides Naxal-hit districts besides areas falling under the Integrated Action Plan IAP).
Similarly, 80,000 families got their second instalment, which meant that by next winter they would have their own house, Modi added.
The money has been deposited in beneficiaries’ bank accounts.
Taking a dig at non-NDA governments in the past, the poor did not have the confidence that a government could be of any help in getting their house constructed.
As many 2 crore housing units have been constructed in rural areas in the past. The scheme has accounted for 1.25 crore units with the Central Government’s contribution being about Rs 1.5 lakh crore. TNS/Agencies