Assam yet to complete 7.5 Lakh Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin houses
Over 7.54 lakh of the sanctioned PMAY-G (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin) houses are not yet complete in Assam.
GUWAHATI: Over 7.54 lakh of the sanctioned PMAY-G (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin) houses are not yet complete in Assam. The state completed 7,03,332 PMAY-G houses by the second week of December 2022. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma issued a directive to all concerned to speed up the scheme.
According to statistics from the Union Ministry of Rural Development, as of the second week of December 2022, Assam had the target of constructing 20,84,070 PMAY-G houses. Of them, the government sanctioned the construction of 14,58,162 houses. The State Government completed the construction of 7,03,332 of the 14,58,162 sanctioned houses. Thus, the State government is still to complete 7,54,830 PMAY-G houses. The Centre released Rs 11171.51 crore for Assam from 2019-20 to December 7, 2022, under the PMAY-G.
The Chief Minister reviewed the PMAY-G implementation in the state today through video conferencing with the deputy commissioners of all districts and other officials. He directed all involved in the scheme to ensure its efficient and diligent implementation.
P&RD Minister Ranjeet Kumar Dass and Tourism Minister Jayanta Mallabaruah were also present at the review.
Panchayat bodies implement PMAY-G houses under the guidance of the Panchayat & Rural Development department.
According to Union Ministry of Rural Development statistics, Covid-induced restrictions, the State government delaying the release of central and state shares from the state treasury to the State Nodal Account of PMAY-G, delay in land allotment to landless beneficiaries by authorities concerned etc., delayed construction of PMAY-G houses in Assam.
PMAY-G aims at housing for all, a commitment to the people from the Government of India.