Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 12
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday mentioned the Centre’s drive for built-in growth of villages and rural areas within the nation can be additional intensified.
Launching the newly constructed 12.5 lakh homes below PMAY-G – a Central scheme – in Madhya Pradesh by video-conference, Modi mentioned growth of villages and empowerment of the poor by welfare schemes would strengthen India.
He mentioned beating the percentages of disruption of regular life brought on by Covid, the PMAY scheme was carried out at a relatively sooner clip. A whole of 18 lakh homes have been constructed within the nation through the lockdown interval.
“This is an example of turning adversity into opportunity,” Modi mentioned, and attributed the achievement to the contributions of expert migrant staff who had returned to their villages within the wake of outbreak of Covid.
As towards a median of 125 days wanted to assemble a home below the scheme throughout regular occasions, it was constructed in solely 45-60 days through the interval.
Several welfare schemes have been converged with the PMAY-G for built-in growth and planning of the homes.
He mentioned though the welfare housing scheme was in implementation below different names earlier than his tenure, it’s now carried out with a reformist method. Earlier there was lack of transparency.
Transparency by expertise intervention, holistic imaginative and prescient, participatory and bottoms-up method removing any likelihood of corruption, and instilling a way of satisfaction, empowerment, sense of belonging among the many beneficiaries, and time-bound implementation completion of initiatives are the hallmarks of the implementation at current, he mentioned.
Modi mentioned he had introduced on Independence Day that optical fibre connections can be supplied in villages. Cable traces of greater than 5 thousand kilometre (cumulative) size had already been laid throughout the nation, he mentioned.
Implementation of a number of initiatives in rural India throughout lockdown interval helped present jobs domestically which is facilitating revival of financial system, the PM mentioned.