Prime Minister Narendra Modi will transfer the first instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) to more than 1.47 lakh beneficiaries of Tripura on Sunday.
Earlier this week, the Prime Minister’s office issued a notification stating, “More than ₹700 crores will be credited directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries on the occasion.”
PMAY-G is an ambitious mission of the central government with the goal of providing “housing for all”. The scheme aims to achieve the housing objectives as India completes 75 years of Independence by 2022.
Considering the unique geo-climatic condition of Tripura, the PMO said that the definition of what qualifies as a “kaccha” house has been changed specifically for a state.
With direct intervention of the Prime Minister, it has enabled a large number of beneficiaries living in “kaccha” houses in the state to get assistance to construct a “pucca” house (consisting of strong structures made of wood, bricks, cement, iron rods, and steel).
Last year, Tripura proved to be the ‘best-performing state’ in the north-eastern region and hilly states category under the flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) scheme.
Meanwhile, the PMAY-G scheme aims to improve the lives of beneficiaries in rural areas, too.