Agra, Nov 20 While addressing a rally in Agra Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his flagship housing scheme 'Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojna'.
The scheme which is very ambitious is designed for the rural masses with an aim to provide affordable houses to people who are living below the poverty line. The aim is to provide all their own house before 2022.
PM Modi distributed 50 beneficiaries of the scheme their allotment letters. The scheme will provide around 3 crore new housing units to poor across India.
At the rally PM began by condoling the rail accident that took place near Kanpur. PM said that, "This morning there was a rail accident near Kanpur. Relief work is going on in full swing. Centre will also investigate the matter."
PM added, "My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I wish those injured a speedy recovery."
As PM launched the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojna he said, "We want every Indian to have a house by 2022 when India celebrates 75 years since attaining freedom."
While listing the benefits of the scheme PM said, "When we are undertaking this initiative to build houses, it also means so many people get employment."
"Today railway projects also have been inaugurated. The projects will give an impetus to the development."
PM talked about providing electricity to the villages.
Years after Independence so many villages lack access to electricity. We are working to change that: PM @narendramodi— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) November 20, 2016
Those who refused to pay power bills, bills to civic bodies have been forced to pay them: PM @narendramodi— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) November 20, 2016
PM talked on demonetisation too. He said, "The poor and middle class citizens do not have access to black money. They are honest citizens and our efforts will help them."
"The decision taken by the Government on currency notes is in the interest of the poor and the middle class."
"The five hundred and thousand rupee notes ceasing to be legal tender has adversely affected those in fake currency rackets and narcotics."
"This decision on currency notes was not taken to trouble anyone. This decision was taken for safeguarding the future of our youth."