Uttarakhand’s chief minister calls PMAY a boon for millions – ET RealEstate

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DEHRADUN: The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana launched for the welfare of the poor is fulfilling the dreams of millions to have a house of their own, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said here on Wednesday. Handing over house possession documents to 10 people under the scheme at his camp office here, Dhami said each beneficiary is getting a house at just Rs 6 lakh under the scheme.

Each beneficiary of the scheme meant for the economically weaker section (EWS) has to pay only Rs 3.50 lakh by himself/herself for a house as the Centre and the state government contribute their shares of Rs 1.50 lakh and Rs 1 lakh, respectively, he said.

A total of 240 houses have been built by the Mussoorie-Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) under the scheme at Aamwala, Tarla and Sahastradhara Road.

The possession documents to the rest of the beneficiaries are being handed over by the MDDA, said an official release issued here.

Built for EWS category of beneficiaries, each housing unit under the scheme has a super area of 505.04 square feet and a carpet area of 237.56 square feet.

Beneficiaries of the scheme have been selected by the Dehradun Municipal Corporation through a draw of lots, MDDA vice president Ranvir Singh Chauhan 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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