Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced that the state government will soon launch the “Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana”.
A survey will be conducted to provide plots or flats to the poor and needy families who do not have their own houses. “For this, the scheme will be launched soon, under which one lakh families will be benefited. Apart from this, those families who are yet to receive the third instalment of Rs 50,000 under PM Awas Yojana (Urban) will get it disbursed by August 31. This will benefit about 15,000 families in the state”, the CM said this while interacting virtually with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana PMAY during Vishesh Charcha’ programme from Radaur in Yamunanagar.
“PMAY is a major initiative to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of underprivileged people across the state. Under this scheme, Rs 898 crore has been allocated for the construction of houses in urban and rural areas of the state,” Khattar said.
“A target has been set to construct 67,649 houses under PMAY-Urban, of which 14,939 houses have been constructed and 15,356 houses are under construction. Financial assistance of Rs 522 crore has been directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. There is a provision of providing financial assistance of Rs 2.50 lakh in three installments for urban areas. This included first and second installments of Rs 1 lakh each, and third installment of Rs 50,000. In addition, Rs 32 crore has been provided for the expansion of 2,138 old houses. There is provision of providing Rs 1.50 lakh in three installments, for house expansion,” the CM said, adding that approval has been granted for the construction of 29,440 houses under PMAY-Rural, of which 26,318 houses have been constructed.
“For this, assistance of Rs 376 crore has been provided. Under this scheme, an amount of Rs 1.38 lakh is directly transferred to the account of beneficiaries in rural areas in three installments. This included the first installment of Rs 45,000, second installment of Rs 60,000, and the third installment of Rs 33,000,” he added.