PM has set target of providing houses to all by 2022: Narendra Singh Tomar – ET RealEstate

Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target of providing houses to all by 2022. He was speaking during a virtual house-warming ceremony of houses meant for 1.25 lakh families under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)-Gramin for rural areas.

“The prime minister has set a target of providing houses to all those not having one by 2022. As part of it, 2.95 crore houses will be built. So far, more than 1.32 crore houses have already been constructed under the scheme in the country,” the Union Rural Development and Panhayati Raj Minister said.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took part in the event from Dhar district headquarters. He dedicated over 10,000 community development works, including 6,000 community cleanliness campuses, 2,000 sports grounds, 2,000 Shantidham and 634 panchayat bhawans.

On the occasion, he transferred Rs 2,000 crore in the accounts of five lakh beneficiaries of the PMAY-Gramin. Tomar praised Chouhan saying that under his leadership, Madhya Pradesh is progressing in an all-round manner. The minister said that during the UPA regime only six lakh houses were constructed in a year, while under the current government, 29 lakh houses are being built and provided to the beneficiaries every year.

In Madhya Pradesh, 3.25 lakh houses are being constructed in a year after enhancement of funds under the scheme, and the state has secured second position in the country in implementing the PMAY scheme, he said. Speaking during the function, Chouhan said that the poor will now be able to live in pucca houses.

“Today 1.25 lakh people have celebrated gruh pravesh (house warming ceremony) and earlier 1.75 lakh others got their pucca houses in the presence of the prime minister and Tomar in the state,” he said.



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Uttarakhand government to provide houses to over 84,700 under PMAY-G by 2022 – ET RealEstate

DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand government on Friday said it would provide houses to 84,726 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), or PMAYG, by March 2022.

“At least 84,726 people of the state will be benefited under the PMAYG by 2022,” Uttarakhand Minister of Urban Development and Housing Madan Kaushik said on Friday during a virtual meeting with Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar.

The meeting was held on the subject of providing accommodation to the homeless people of Uttarakhand by 2022.

Kaushik said a total of 12,662 beneficiaries have been given houses by the present government. “These beneficiaries will also be given the benefits of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, gas and electric connection, besides drinking water facility.”

He added apart from them, 84,726 missed additional beneficiaries were identified to meet the target of providing 50,000 house to the poor.

With the partnership with the states, the Ministry of Rural Development ensued confidence that with a large number of houses under different stages of completion and increased pace of their completion, it would be able to achieve the target of construction of 2.95 crore houses under PMAYG by March 2022.



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