Uttar Pradesh CM gifts keys of PMAY house to woman in Varanasi – ET RealEstate

VARANASI: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath gifted keys of a newly constructed house under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to a beneficiary, Kamla Devi of Ramnagar Gajenda village of Pindra block in Varanasi on Wednesday and also asked her the number of schemes of the BJP-led governments at the Centre and state under which she has been covered so far. In reply, Kamla stated that she has already been given benefits of clean toilet, LPG and free power connection, ration cards and many other schemes.

“Now, I am the owner of a pucca house. All these benefits have come to me courtesy Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” she said recalling how she earlier dwelt with her family in a hut.

For her virtual interaction with the CM, arrangements were made at her home.

After listening to her reply, the CM said that people in this city are fortunate to have Modiji as their MP, who is benefiting the entire country.

For this on-line interaction of the CM with the beneficiaries of PMAY and CMAY to mark the occasion of handing over keys of 5.51 lakh newly constructed homes in the state on Wednesday, the local administration had hosted a function at the auditorium of the divisional commissioner office.

Following CM’s on-line address and interaction with the beneficiaries, district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma also distributed keys among 12 people, including Kalawati, Phulari, Rekha, Bhagwani, Amrawati, Munni, Sita, Gita, Mantara, Nagina and Phulpatti.

A beneficiary, Mira of Bachhao village had received the key of her house from the CM in Lucknow while function of key distribution among all beneficiaries had been organized at all block headquarters where local MLAs and other public representatives were present.

The DM said that in Wednesday’s function, 6,480 beneficiaries of PMAY and CMAY were handed over the keys of their new homes in the district. “A total of 13,726 houses have been sanctioned under these schemes, of which 6,480 have been completed so far,” he said adding, “Work on the remaining sanctioned houses is also in progress.”

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Kanpur district administration officials give keys of houses to ten beneficiaries – ET RealEstate

KANPUR: As many as ten beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Avas Yojna Gramin Evam Mukhyamatri Avas Yojna Gramin of Kanpur Nagar district were given keys of the houses by the district administration officials here on Wednesday.

The main programme was held in Lucknow where chief minister Yogi Adityanath presented keys of the houses to three beneficiaries of Kushinagar, Sonebhadra and Raebareli through video conferencing.

According to the press release issued by the office of the district magistrate, 5.71 lakh beneficiaries were given the houses on Wednesday which were constructed with a sum of Rs 6637.72 crore.

The CM, after presenting the keys to the beneficiaries, also interacted with them. He told them that it was PM Narendra Modi’s dream that there should be a roof over the head of homeless people. His dream turned into a reality on Wednesday when a large number of homeless people got the ownership of a house, the CM said.

In Kanpur, out of ten beneficiaries, three beneficiaries who got the houses under Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana are Shankar Kumar, Babita and Pooja, all residents of Kewana gram panchayat under Chaubeypur development block.

Similarly, the seven beneficiaries who got the houses under the Prime Minister Avas Scheme are Rajkumari, wife of Ram Shankar, Rajeshwari, wife of Subedar, Babita, wife of Ram Sewak, Gunja, wife of Ram Narayan, Prabhawati, wife of Ram Lal, Raisun, wife of Nafees, Sushma, wife of Kanhaiya Lal, all belonging to Tikra gram panchayat of Kalyanpur development block.

According to the office of the district magistrate, the keys of 2,551 houses were presented to the beneficiaries of Kanpur district.

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About 42 lakh poor got houses in four years: Uttar Pradesh CM – ET RealEstate

LUCKNOW: Unleashing a frontal attack on the opposition, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said previous governments in Uttar Pradesh never had the poor, women, farmers or youth on their agenda and this is buttressed by hard statistics.

Only 53 lakh houses could be provided to the needy in last 30 years, Yogi said, while distributing keys to 5.41 lakh beneficiaries of PM Awas Yojana (PMAY) and CM Awas Yojana (CMAY).

In contrast, the BJP government, he said, provided 41.73 lakh houses in rural and urban areas in four years, which is a record. “It was only after PM Narendra Modi assumed power in 2014 that the poor were associated with various schemes of the government without discrimination of caste, region or religion,” said Yogi, who also interacted with beneficiaries from Ayodhya, Varanasi, Rae Bareli, Bahraich and Kushinagar.

He said, people were unable to receive the entire amount under PMAY scheme. “Earlier, there was corruption and discrimination,” Yogi said, insisting that Jan Dhan accounts opened in banks following PM Modi’s directions plugged leakages and the needy received the entire amount.

The CM enquired from beneficiaries if they had received benefits of other schemes, including Ujjwala, Saubhagya and Ayushman. The CM maintained that houses provided to poor under PMAY and CMAY were part of the pro-people agenda of the BJP government at the Centre and state. Yogi lauded the Lakhimpur Kheri administration for promoting the “cluster approach”, under which the needy were provided houses and facilities like electricity and piped drinking water in a township-like setting in Landanpur village.

“Earlier, development was usurped by nepotism and casteism. However, when a good government is chosen by the people, benefits from schemes reach every needy,” Yogi stressed. He added, the state government was satisfied that 70% owners of PMAY were women, which has, in turn brought them closer to the dream of PM Modi to make women ‘atmanirbhar’ (self-reliant).

Yogi also pitched for the coming together of economically sound rural families and the state government for providing better facilities in villages. “People should not be totally dependent on the government. They should instead help in bringing socio-economically poor people into the mainstream,” he insisted.

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Stop 10% fee on property transfers: Noida Sec 62 RWA to Uttar Pradesh CM – ET RealEstate

NOIDA: Members of the Sector 62 RWA have written to chief minister Yogi Adityanath, urging him to do away with the 10% property transfer memorandum charge levied by the Noida Authority.

The residents said property prices hadn’t seen much hike in the past few years and many of them have had pay cuts and job losses during the pandemic.

The residents also questioned the logic of charging a 10% fee for property transfers when they have already paid 99 years’ lease, which, they claimed, was 11 times the prevalent rate then. There are 47 highrises in Sector 62 and most of the people had bought flats there in the nineties.

“The flat owners had invested their hard-earned money about 20 years ago. As property transfer charge, the Noida Authority is now levying 10% of the difference between the selling price and the cost of its acquisition. This nearly amounts to 20% capital gains tax, just for changing the name of the owner in their records. This is a huge burden on residents,” said RK Uprety, the RWA president.

Uprety also pointed out that property prices had slumped in the past few years. “The property market has witnessed a reduction of about 25% in rates. It is shocking that property transfer charges are being levied now,” he said.

“We have already paid a one-time lease for 99 years, which was 11 times the prevalent rate according to Authority rules. Even after that, it is only in Noida where we not only have to pay a registry amount again but also this property transfer charge now. So, we have urged the CM to remove this clause and clear the freehold properties for Noida residents,” said Uprety.

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