Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released financial assistance to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries of about Rs 2,691 crore in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Grameen (PMAY-G) through video conferencing.
Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were also present on the occasion.
This assistance includes the release of the first instalment to 5.30 lakh beneficiaries and second instalment to 80,000 beneficiaries who have already received the first instalment of assistance under PMAY-G.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases financial assistance of around Rs 2691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh, under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) via video conferencing. pic.twitter.com/1R2uPvwJlE
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The Prime Minister made a clear call for “Housing for all by 2022”, for which a major program of PMAY-G was launched on 20 November 2016. Under this scheme, 1.26 crore houses have already been built across the country, PMO said
Under PMAY-G, each beneficiary is given a grant of Rs. 1.20 lakh in plain areas and Rs. 1.30 lakh in hilly states, northeastern states, difficult areas, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Apart from unit assistance to the beneficiaries of PMAY-G, support of unskilled labour wages and assistance 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).