PM to release Rs 2,691 cr financial aid to over 6L beneficiaries in UP under PMAY-G

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New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release financial assistance of Rs 2,691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) tomorrow.

The assistance would include release of first installment to 5.30 lakh beneficiaries and second installment to 80,000 beneficiaries who have already availed first installment of assistance under PMAY-G, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath will also be present on the occasion. “The event scheduled to take place at 12 noon via video conferencing,” the statement added.

Prime Minister gave the clarion call of “Housing for All by 2022”, for which a flagship programme of PMAY-G was launched on November 20, 2016.

According to the PMO statement, so far 1.26 crore houses have already been built across the country under the scheme.

Under PMAY-G, each beneficiary is given 100 per cent grant of Rs.1.20 lakh (in plain areas) and Rs. 1.30 lakh (in Hilly States/North Eastern States/Difficult areas/UT of J&K and Ladakh/IAP/LWE districts), it said

Further, the beneficiaries of PMAY-G, in addition to the unit assistance, are also provided support of unskilled labour wages under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the statement noted.

On the other hand, assistance of Rs 12,000 is provided for construction of toilets through Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G), MGNREGS or any other dedicated source of funding.

The scheme has provisions for convergence with other schemes of Government of India and State and UTs for providing LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme, electricity connection, access to safe drinking water under Jal Jeevan Mission etc, the PMO said.