Guwahati: Over 18 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) have been sanctioned in Assam so far.
Construction of more than 11 lakh houses have been completed, said state panchayat and rural development minister Ranjeet Kumar Dass said on Friday.
Addressing a press conference, Dass said more than 19 lakh beneficiaries are covered under the PMAY-G initiative in the state.
“Since the inception of the programme and in alignment with the objective of the programme, Assam has sanctioned 18,30,400 PMAY-G houses. Of these, 11,63,417 houses have be completed, of which 7,59,163 were done during the last two years,” he said.
The Panchayat and Rural Development minister said the remaining are targeted to be completed by August 15 this year.
He also said that the state government has so far provided land to 40,096 landless PMAY-G beneficiaries.
“To accommodate the landless PMAY-G beneficiaries, the state has taken the initiative to provide land to construct a cluster of PMAY-G houses. Simultaneous efforts are being undertaken to mobilise funds from different programmes and CSR to provide other facilities in the cluster,” Dass said. PTI

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