India gets 18 lakh houses under PMAY: PM Modi
- PMAY has created a new record of building a house in 45 to 60 days.
- This scheme has created employment to migrants.
- It will boost Rural Economy.
And he said under the PMAY, 18 lakh houses have been constructed in the country during this crisis period.
And they created a new record. To construct one house it usually takes 125 days earlier but now it came down to 45 to 60 days inn corona crisis. “This is an example of turning a crisis into an opportunity,” he said
And he added this has become possible because migrants who returned home during the coronavirus-induced lockdown also joined the work and availed benefits of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, under which ₹23,000 crore have been spent on infrastructure and other works.
While adressing in Virtual housewarming ceremony of 1.75 lakhs houses built in rural parts of Madhya Pradesh under the PMAY-Gramin scheme there is need to strengthen the poor in order to end poverty.
The migrants who returned home, got employment under this campaign and the expenditure done under it also helped the construction-related businesses, he added.
“This campaign has helped the rural economy,” he said.
Modi said people used to ask him what was new in the PMAY as such schemes existed since Independence.
“There was government interference and lack of transparency. The beneficiaries, who had to live in those houses, were not asked (about their requirements) and colony system of urban areas was forced upon the people in tribal areas. The needs of the rural population were different,” he said.
“The PM alleged that in the past, the quality of houses used to be poor and they lacked basic amenities, which is why people did not move into them.
There is transparency in PMAY and there is no scope of bungling now due to monitoring at every level, the PM said.
Earlier, everything related to houses for the poor was centralised in Delhi and the beneficiaries were nowhere involved in the process, Modi added.
Modi also praised Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for linking 27 government schemes with the PMAY.
He also said that I had announced that six lakh villages would be connected through optical cable fiber network within 1,000 days. Earlier, a target of connecting 2.5 lakh panchayats through optical fiber was set. Now, villages are being connected.
The Prime minister interacted with some of the PMAY beneficiaries in Madhya Pradesh after his speech.
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