Imphal: Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (RD & PR) Minister, Thongam Biswajit Singh stated that the state government is putting all the efforts to complete the targeted number of houses to be built under Rural Housing Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) by 2022.
The Minister was briefing the media after attending the celebration of Awaas Diwas/Awaas Week through video conferencing at his Secretariat Office Chamber today with the Hon’ble Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Food Processing Narendra Singh Tomar along with the other State Rural Development Ministers.
Emphasising on the importance of celebrating Awaas Diwas, Minister Biswajit expressed that it is being celebrated in commemoration of the launching the PMAY – G which aims to provide ‘Housing for All’ by 2022. PMAY-G aims at providing housing to all the houseless households and those households living in a dilapidated house.
The Minister maintained that the State Government is fully committed in fulfilling the Prime Minister‘s dream of New India, where every citizen of the country will have a house with basic amenities.
Biswajit highlighting the progress of the Rural Housing Scheme, PMAY – G he said that in Manipur the targeted number of houses to be built under the Phase II for the year 2020 – 21 is 15842. So far 8444 out of the targeted number have completed the registration while the remaining 7398 is aimed to be completed by December, 2020. The households of the year 2020-21 were selected based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC).
The Minister said that for Phase II of the year 2019 – 2020 the target is 8900 out of which 8425 has been sanctioned. The remaining 475 are set to be completed sanctioning by the end of this year. Further, he added that 9526 houses have been built under the Phase 1 for the year 2016 – 17 to 2018 – 19. The target set for the Phase 1 is 9740 out of which only 214 are left incomplete and it will be completed by this month (November 2020).
Mention may be made that the Rural Housing Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Gramin (PMAY – G) was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 20th November 2016 at Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
During the video conference the Minister was accompanied by the Commissioner-cum-Secretary, RD & PR, IAS, Smt Nidhi Kesarwani and officials concerned of the department. (DIPR)