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PMAY: District collectors asked to speed up work, achieve targets

The rural development and panchayati raj department has asked district collectors to speed up work to attain targets set under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) in rural areas

jaipur Updated: Jul 20, 2018 22:19 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Tjmes, Jaipur
Rajasthan News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched ‘Housing for All’ in November 2016.(File/pTI)

The rural development and panchayati raj department has asked district collectors to speed up work to attain targets set under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) in rural areas.

The department has asked the district collectors to complete the survey of houses built under the scheme seven days prior to the designated date.

In a letter to the district collectors, principal secretary Rajeshwar Singh has stated that as per the sanctioned targeted for 2018-19, first instalment for the houses should be released by July 31 and the houses should be completed by October 2018. Similarly, the houses sanctioned for 2016-17 and 2017-18 should be completed by July 31.

He said in 23,031 cases, the second instalment has not been given till date, which shows lack of monitoring. “Delay in completion of houses under PMAY-Gramin is adversely affecting the image of scheme. Therefore, in all such cases ensure survey of houses seven days prior to the designated date by providing list of beneficiaries to officers,” he added.

Appreciating the quality of houses constructed under the scheme in Udaipur and Jodhpur, the department has asked other districts to follow the two districts and upload photos of the houses on official mobile application.

Singh said the department has submitted a sanctioned list of deprived eligible families of 14.62 lakh to the centre as per the direction of Union rural development ministry; the uploading of beneficiary details and geo tag work on official application needs to done be by July 31.

In November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched ‘Housing for All’ in rural areas under which the government proposes to provide an environmentally safe and secure pucca house to every rural household by 2022.

‘80% target under PMAY-Gramin complete’

The state government has accomplished 80% of the target given by the centre under the PMAY-Gramin, the letter stated. The centre had given a target of providing concrete house to around 4.73 lakh beneficiaries in last four years, of which 3.84 lakh has been constructed. This year, the centre has given an additional target of 2.13 lakh house to the state government.

First Published: Jul 20, 2018 22:19 IST