Committed towards ensuring house for every Indian by 2022: Modi
Asserting that owning a home is every individual's dream, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that his government is committed to ensuring that Indian has a home by 2022 when the nation would celebrate 75 years of independence.
Modi interacted with lakhs of beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) through video conferencing. He said that the Awas Yojana is not just about brick and mortar, adding, "It is about a better quality of life and dreams coming true."
"We are working towards ensuring that every Indian has a home by 2022, when India marks 75 years since Independence," he said.
The Prime Minister said that in the last four years BJP-led NDA government has constructed over one crore houses, which is 328% more than what was done during the previous government.
"Earlier, Rs 70-75,000 used to be given under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, which has now been increased to Rs 1.30 lakhs," he said.
He said that during the UPA regime, the beneficiaries of Awas Yojana selected through Below Poverty Line (BPL) list.
"We started doing selection through socio-economic-caste-censux, with the help of which we added those beneficiaries who were left earlier," Modi added.
Modi also said that his government has been working to free the housing sector from middlemen, corruption and ensuring that the beneficiaries get their own home without hassles.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) is Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for Lower Income Group/Economically Weaker Section (EWS/LIG) and Middle Income Group (MIG - I & II). Under this scheme, Central government provides financial assistance through lending Institutions to eligible beneficiaries.