PM Awas Yojana (PMAY) Assam Extended for All 97 Towns in Assam
The Government has extended the implementation area of Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana to all the 97 towns of the State. Today, the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the officials of the Urban Development Department to start implementation of the scheme in all the towns simultaneously from first week of February, 2017.
‘Housing for All’ scheme was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narender Modi on June 25, 2015 with an aim of providing housing to all the poor people who are homeless or do not afford a pucca house. Under this scheme, the needy people are given a financial assistance of upto 6 lakh in form of loan at low-interest rates for the construction of their own housing unit.
The chief minister specially focused on the construction of houses under the scheme with the successful implementation of the scheme to the change the living standard of thousands of families. The scheme will be implemented in only 9 towns but it will increase to cover all towns.
Besides, CM has also checked the implementation of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). He also directed the Department to immediately convene public meetings in all the four towns where the scheme is to be implemented to ensure public involvement.
Sonowal also focused on correct utilization of Rs. 655 crores earmarked for augmenting Water Supply and Sanitation facilities in the already listed four towns of the State and generating public awareness.
State Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Minister Atul Bora, Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu and several other senior officers of the State Government were present in the meeting.
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