GUWAHATI: As mans as 3,00,355 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna Gramin (PMAY-G) have been completed in Assam till date. Out of these 1 lakh has been completed in January, 2020 in spite of COVID-19 pandemic, scarcity of materials in hill districts and also paucity of skilled masons in most parts of the State.
It may be noted that till now nearly 2,000 migrated masons have been engaged in construction of PMAY-G houses.
Assam has received a target of 8,81,833 houses under PMAY-G from Government of India from 2016-17 to 2020-21. Out of this target, 5,01,827 houses have been registered, 4,56,254 geo-tagged and 4,36,108 are sanctioned for construction till now, of which, more than 3 lakh houses are completed and the remaining are at various stages of construction.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Naba Kumar Doley congratulated the owners of the PMAY-G houses, especially those who have completed their dream home in this tough challenging situation, a press release said.
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