New Delhi, January 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release financial assistance of around Rs 2,691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) on Wednesday at 12 noon via video conferencing, according to an official release.
Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also be present on the occasion.
According to a PMO statement, 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 Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin was launched on November 20, 2016. So far, 1.26 crore houses have already been built across the country under the scheme.
Under PMAY-G, each beneficiary is given 100% 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).
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) and assistance of Rs. 12,000 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/UTs for providing LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme, electricity connection, access to safe drinking water under Jal Jeevan Mission, etc.