Guwahati: Assam government on Tuesday announced the distribution of over 5 lakh houses to beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) scheme.
As per reports, the state government is going to distribute these benefits on Thursday in Jorhat, where, the Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department, Giriraj Singh will also be present.
''The Centre has granted 7 lakh houses under PMAY-G scheme for the year 2021-2022, of which 5.10 lakh houses will be allotted on May 19 in Jorhat,'' said state minister for Panchayat and Rural Development of Assam, Ranjit Kumar Dass.
The minister also mentioned that this is the first time in Assam for the scheme to distribute such an immense figure of houses, adding, ''The beneficiaries will also get to receive the first installment for the said benefits in their accounts''.
"An aggregate of Rs. 1657.50 crore will be provided as the first installment to the beneficiaries", he said.
Dass affirmed that the state government has targeted to cover the rural areas of Assam under the scheme by 2024.
The PMAY-G has been dreamed up in line with Government's promise to grant 'Housing for All' by 2022 in the rural regions.
This scheme has been addressing the rural poor under which it will distribute pucca houses with all the basic necessities including a hygienic kitchen to those residing in kutcha houses.
This social welfare scheme aims at providing financial assistance to those hailing from economically marginalized sections to have access to housing infrastructure suppliers.
The houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awaz Yojana-Gramin scheme are low-cost utilizing the local materials and acknowledging the socio-economic and geo-climatic facets.