GUWAHATI, Aug 1 - A total of 3,00,355 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna Gramin (PMAY-G) has been completed in Assam till date.
Out of these, one lakh have been completed since January 2020, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, scarcity of materials in hill districts and also paucity of skilled masons in most parts of the State, an official release said.
Also, till now nearly 2,000 migrated masons have been engaged in construction of PMAY-G houses.
Assam had received a target of 8,81,833 houses under PMAY-G from the Government of India since 2016-17 to 2020-21. Out of this target, 5,01,827 houses have been registered, 4,56,254 geo-tagged and 4,36,108 are sanctioned for construction till now, of which, more than 3 lakh houses are completed and remaining are in various stages of construction.
Minister, Panchayat and Rural Development, Naba Kumar Doley congratulated the owners of the PMAY-G houses, especially those who have completed their dream home in this tough challenging situation of current pandemic in spite of facing various crises, right from material to mason. He also urged all concerned to complete all procedures of all targets from registration to sanction in a war footing manner.
The minister stressed on forwarding a helping hand from the government machinery to each and every beneficiary of the scheme in each step so that Assam may be able to reach the target in stipulated time and may contribute in making the Prime Minister's vision of providing a house with basic amenities to each and every poor family of the country a reality, thereby serving the vulnerable sections of society.