Sunday, 01 August 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami presented house approval letters to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) at a function held here on Saturday. He also released the first installment to the beneficiaries online and presented the approval letters to more than 100 people while a total of 16,472 beneficiaries received the approval letters across the state. Dhami announced that under PMAY-Gramin, after construction of homes, the beneficiaries will be provided Rs 5,000 each for household items. He said that the government is working as a partner of the people. Stating that Prime Minister Narenda Modi has special attachment for Uttarakhand, he said that various developmental schemes are being undertaken in Uttarakhand with the centre’s assistance.
Citing unprecedented work in building road network, he said that soon people will be able to cover the distance between Dehradun and Delhi in two hours. Apart from various major infrastructural projects including the Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail project, Dhami said that the Jal Jeevan mission is also of vital importance. The state government is providing water connection at Re one each in rural homes under this mission. Stressing that every person should get clean water, he said that the government is working in this direction. The CM further said that the officials had been directed to implement the Atal Ayushman Yojana in a more practical manner in the state. Referring to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, he spoke about the public health measures and other steps taken to address the economic impact of the pandemic like Rs 200 crore package announced for those involved in the Char Dham Yatra and tourism sector. Apart from the Rs 205 crore package for the health sector and health workers announced recently, the CM said that the process for recruitment to 24,000 vacant government posts will also be started soon.
Congratulating beneficiaries of PMAY-Gramin, cabinet minister Yatishwaranand said that selection of beneficiaries had been done with full transparency. He directed the officials to consistently monitor the scheme and facilitate the benefit of the scheme to other eligible beneficiaries. Cabinet minister Ganesh Joshi also expressed his views on the occasion.
Informing about PMAY-Gramin phase II, additional chief secretary Manisha Panwar said that 94,286 families left out of SECC 2011 survey eligibility list were identified under Awas Plus. After excluding 29,142 ineligible families, a total of 65,144 were found to be eligible and out of these 2,865 are landless. Rural Development commissioner Vandana informed that under PMAY-G, Rs 1.30 lakh grant is provided for construction of each home. This amount is transferred in three installments directly to the account of the beneficiary online.