Prime Minister Narendra Modi has informed that more than 3 crore houses have been built under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. All houses are equipped with basic necessities and have become the symbol of women empowerment, he added.
The Prime Minister in a tweet said, “We have made an important step in our resolve to provide pucca house to every poor of the country. The construction of more than three crore houses has been possible only with the participation of the people. These houses with basic facilities have also become a symbol of women’s empowerment today.”
Under the PM Awas Yojana (Rural), the government has completed the construction of 2.52 crore houses. For the scheme, ₹1.95 lakh crore was sanctioned.
The Centre has built 58 lakh houses under the PM Awas Yojana (Urban) so far. The amount sanctioned for the purpose is ₹1.18 lakh crore.
Every house built under the housing scheme comes with basic facilities, including the gas connection through Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, water connection and electricity.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, a flagship mission of the government being implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), was launched on June 25, 2015. The mission addresses urban housing shortage among the EWS/LIG and MIG categories, including the slum dwellers, by ensuring a pucca house for all eligible urban households by the year 2022.
The welfare scheme has made a mandatory provision for the female head of the family to be the owner or co-owner of the houses being built. A basket of options is adopted to ensure the inclusion of a greater number of people depending on their income, finance and land availability through four options provided under the mission, says the government.