Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath recently affirmed that the state government has so far provided houses to 11 lakh rural poor families under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). He said this while participating in the foundation laying ceremony of developmental schemes in Gorakhpur.
Speaking at the ceremony, CM said, “I am happy to inform that in rural areas, we have been successful in providing houses to 11 lakh poor families. Also, Uttar Pradesh has scored first place in the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.”
Adityanath further said that under PMAY (Urban), we have provided housing units to over four lakh families in urban areas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government launched PMAY scheme in 2015 with an aim to provide affordable housing to the rural and urban poor with a target of building 20 million affordable houses by March 31, 2022.
While beneficiaries under PMAY (U) receive housing units under Credit Linked Subsidy scheme in urban areas of India, PMAY (Gramin) aims at providing a pucca house, with all the basic amenities, to the houseless householder and those households who are living in kutcha and dilapidated house.
Meanwhile, the central government is working at a faster pace to complete the target of PMAY. As per a recent data, shared by the Ministry of Urban Housing and Affairs, more than 15 percent of 54.95 lakh houses sanctioned in past three years under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana [Urban] have been completed.