From a Correspondent
DOOMDOOMA, May 6: In view of the objective of houses for all by 2022 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yoja (PMAY), an awareness meeting was held at Doomdooma Town Committee (DDTC) auditorium on Saturday with chairman Dulu Arandhara in the chair.
At the start of the meeting, Engineer, DDTC, Nirod Deka explained the objective of the meeting. Thereafter, Magement Information System (MIS) specialist Preeti Adhyapak displayed a powerpoint presentation explaining different aspect of the scheme. Town and Country Planning Executive Engineer Niranjan Kalita also addressed the meeting and exhorted the people to take advantage of this ambitious scheme launched all over the country from June 25, 2015.
In Assam, the scheme was launched rather lately from May 6, 2017 and only nine towns were covered under this scheme. He said that four categories of people mely, economically weaker section will receive grant up to Rs. 25,000, Lower Income Group(LIG) people from Rs 25,001 to Rs 50,000, Middle Income Group (MIG) 1 from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh, MIG 2 will receive grant up to Rs 2.99 lakh for a house having area of 26.78 sq m. Those having pucca room of 21 square metre will be able to enhance it up to 30 square metre, i.e, addition of 9 square metre Money will not be granted for any renovation work.
If people avail loan from fincial institutions or banks for housing loans up to Rs 6 lakh, Rs 9 lakh and Rs 12 lakh under PMAY, the interest rates will be 6.5 per cent, 4 per cent and 3 per cent respectively. The notable feature about houses under PMAY is that it will be earthquake resistant. With regard to execution of the scheme, he said that in the month of May, survey will be undertaken by the government agency and application will be received from the beneficiaries in the month of June this year. The objective of the PMAY is that India will complete 75 years of Independence by the year 2022. So it will be the endeavour of the government to see to it that each family possesses one pucca house by that time.
The meeting was addressed by senior jourlists Arjun Barua and Dhiren Deka. The advantage of this ambitious scheme is that the government subsidy will come in advance to the beneficiaries.