Guwahati: In a first in the state, over 5 lakh beneficiaries to receive benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G) in the state at once.
Assam government on Thursday to distribute these benefits in a function to be held at Jorhat in presence of union minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department, Giriraj Singh.
Announcing the same, state’s minister For Panchayat and Rural Development, Ranjeet Kumar Dass, on Tuesday said, “The Centre has allotted 7 lakh houses under PMAY-G scheme for the year 2021-22. Out of which grants for 5.10 lakh houses will be distributed on May 19 in Jorhat. This is going to be the first time in Assam that such a huge numbers of houses under the scheme will be distributed.”
Dass added that besides the allotments, the beneficiaries will also receive the first installment for their houses in their accounts. “A total of Rs 1657.50 Crore will be given as the first installment to the beneficiaries,” he added.
The minister claimed that the state government has aimed to cover the rural areas of the state under the scheme within 2024.
The PMAY-G has been devised in line with Government’s commitment to provide ‘Housing for All’ by 2022 in the rural areas. The scheme aims at providing a pucca house with basic amenities to all houseless householder living in kutcha and dilapidated houses by 2022.