New Delhi (India): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released financial assistance of around Rs 2,691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) via video conferencing.
Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were also present on the occasion.
The assistance includes the release of first installment to 5.30 lakh beneficiaries and the second installment to 80,000 beneficiaries who have already availed the first installment of assistance under PMAY-G, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
The Prime Minister had given the clarion call of “Housing for All by 2022”, for which a flagship program of PMAY-G was launched on November 20, 2016.
So far 1.26 crore houses have already been built across the country under the scheme, PMO said.
Under PMAY-G, each beneficiary is given a 100 percent grant of Rs 1.20 lakh in plain areas and Rs 1.30 lakh in hilly states, North Eastern States, difficult areas, Jammu, and Kashmir, and Ladakh, among others.
The beneficiaries of PMAY-G, in addition to the unit assistance, are also provided support of unskilled labor wages under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and assistance of Rs. 12,000 for construction of toilets through Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G).