Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 12
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated 1.75 lakh homes constructed beneath the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) (PMAY) in Madhya Pradesh. He mentioned the scheme was meant to empower the poor, including that the Centre’s drive for built-in improvement of villages and rural areas within the nation can be intensified. The Prime Minister mentioned beneath the PMAY, 18 lakh homes had been constructed within the nation through the disaster interval.
He additionally referred to as for the necessity to strengthen the poor with the intention to finish poverty.
“The speed with which these houses were constructed is a record. The construction of a house under the PMAY used to take an average of 125 days earlier. But during the Covid period, it came down to 45 to 60 days. This is an example of turning a crisis into an opportunity,” he mentioned. “This has become possible as the migrants who returned home during the lockdown also joined the work and availed benefits of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, under which Rs 23,000 crore have been spent on infrastructure and other works,” he mentioned.