The Manohar Lal Khatter-led Haryana Government plans to offer financial help to the rural families in the State if the families don’t have a pucca makaan or if they are not listed as the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Aawas Yojna – Gramin [PMAY-G]. This decision was taken during the review meeting chaired by the Haryana Chief Minister for reviewing the progress of various schemes running in the State.
For financial assistance, the applicants are required to submit a request to their respective Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO). According to an official, the applicant is also required to get his/her application marked either by the Gram Sarpanch or Gram Sachiv or member of Zila Parishad or Panchayat Samiti or the former Sarpanch.
Nearly, 18,000 beneficiaries were identified under the PMAY Scheme and the fund has been released for the same in the recent survey conducted by the Development and Panchayats Department. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khatter said that the Government wants to offer systematic housing facilities to the citizens. Hence, the CM reviewed the PMAY [Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna] Scheme along with the ‘Saubhagya‘ scheme which was launched with the idea to provide electrical connection to each household in the state. CM Khatter also directed the officers, to ensure that all households and hamlets have electricity connection.
The entire North Haryana has received proper electricity connection under the ‘Saubhagya‘ scheme. The 15.80 Lakhs residential property owners have received electrical connection under the same. The same process has been followed in the jurisdiction of South Haryana but the Mewat region is yet to receive electricity connections. The work for the same will be completed as the contract for the allocation of power supply in this region has been granted.
However, a contract has already been allotted for providing electricity connections to these remaining households, the work on which would soon be started. Haryana CM also directed the Electricity department to deliver electricity connection to the residents through whichever power cable is available and also directed them to use Solar Energy to use wherever the electricity lines are not available.