New Delhi, June 11: Prime Minister rendra Modi on Thursday called for a holistic approach towards meeting the target of “Housing for All”, a priority project of his government.
Chairing a meeting to assess the work done so far in rural and urban areas, Modi stressed on the need for official agencies to adopt a flexible approach, taking into account local conditions such as building material, habits and lifestyles.
“A tribal may prefer a house made from traditiol local materials rather than bricks and mortar, and therefore should be facilitated accordingly,” the prime minister said.
The meeting was attended by Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah idu, Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh and senior officers from the ministries of HUPA (housing and urban poverty alleviation) and rural development, NITI Aayog and the PMO.
Modi was quoted as saying in a statement that in rural areas, the goal should be achieved “village-by-village”, so that the progress was tangible and can be monitored effectively. (IANS)