GUWAHATI, Sept 6: The Panchayat and Rural Development (P & RD) Department of the Assam Government has got recognition from the Union Government in implementation of PMAY-G in the state with 7 awards under PMAY-G being awarded to the State. Assam is conferred the best state award in the category of completion of PMAY-G houses amongst the Group I states (NER, Himalayan States and UTs). The state has also bagged best three awards in district and block level. Kamrup, Dhemaji and Goalpara have received 1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively in district level and Murkongselek and Sissiborgaon in Dhemaji and Mayong in Morigaon district have received first, second and third position respectively in block level award amongst the Group I states in the category of completion of PMAY-G houses. The awards will be presented on September 11 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. This has been stated in a government press release.
Assam Minister for P& RD Naba Kr Doley has congratulated all the employees of the department for raising Assam as the best state in respect of completion of rural housing and expressed his delight in receiving 7 awards under PMAY-G. Congratulating all the district and block officials who are able to get recognition in national level, Minister Doley emphasised on working with more sincerity, dedication and accountability for achieving the set target in stipulated time. He also reiterated all the officials to perform their duties as noble work for the upliftmen of poor rural people.
On the other hand Principal Secretary Dr J B Ekka and Commissioner, P & RD Dr P Ashok Babu too congratulated all concerned and said that it is the recognition of hard work of all the officials and asked all to extend sincere effort for the noble endeavour, the release added.