Mangilal, a man in his 50s from Khedi Savli village in Betul, and his wife Kaveri have been homeless for most of their lives and have had to suffer a lot in their personal and social lives. The couple are among 5.21 lakh houses built under Prime Minister Awas Yojana (rural) which were dedicated to the beneficiaries in the virtual presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
Mangilal said that despite struggling from a kaccha house for decades, his family had problems as their guests who would be visiting their house for the wedding of his son and daughter refused to finalize the relationship on seeing their House. But after the house was built under PMAY, the two siblings arranged their marriage over the past few months.
Another beneficiary named Vinod Kushwaha from the gram panchayat Jarguva in Vidisha said his family’s life was hard as they used to cover their kaccha house with polythene sheets from time to time and could not sleep at night in noise from their roof and leaks during the monsoon. “Now, thanks to Prime Minister Modi and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, we could live a peaceful life,” Kushwaha said.
For women like Vidyabai, from the village of Kadhaiya in Guna, the program not only provided a pucca roof, but also additional facilities such as a tap connection, toilet and LPG connection. “We not only managed to get a pucca roof but we also got the water supply, LPG connection and built in toilets which made our life easier and I don’t need to venture out to daily chores,” Vidya said.
Women’s co-ownership, a case study for global universities: PM Modi
Addressing the ‘Grah Pravesham’ program event which marked the dedication of 5.21 lakh rural households built under Prime Minister Awas Yojana, in virtual mode, Prime Minister Modi described condominiums in PMAY houses as a new chapter in women’s empowerment. Joint ownership has offered women greater influence in other national decisions and this can be a good case study for global universities as well as those in Madhya Pradesh. Saying that about 2 crore of the houses built under the project are co-owned by women and related to the concept of women empowerment inherent in the culture of the country which will be symbolized shortly during the Navratri festival.
The event was organized by the MP government at Chhatarpur in Bundelkhand.
“We are providing these houses with additional facilities like toilets, running water supply and LPG connection so that the family does not have to run here and there for these additional facilities,” the Prime Minister said. “The previous government only built a few lakh houses for the poor, but my government has so far built 2.5 crores houses for the poor, including about 2 crores in rural areas, which also symbolizes the sense of service prevalent in the BJP,” the prime minister said. noted.
The Prime Minister also said that the PMAY has also strengthened the rural economy by stimulating construction and related activities. “We are on the verge of providing piped water to 50 million rural households,” he added.
“We have provisioned Rs 2.25 lakh crore for construction of 80 lakh houses in rural areas in this budget,” PM Modi said, adding honest government and empowered poor people can easily fight poverty. . “After 2014, we removed 4 million false names from ration lists and installed thumb-printing machines in ration shops to ensure the ration reached beneficiaries,” Modi said.
Highlighting the targets set for Azaadi Ka Amritkaal, the Prime Minister said the aim was to reach every beneficiary with social protection schemes and saturation (100% completion) of schemes as well.
He underlined the importance of constructing Amrit Sarovars (75 ponds) in each district to compensate for groundwater loss due to indiscriminate exploitation of water resources.
Shivraj Chouhan extends an invitation to PM Modi
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on this occasion invited Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate the Ken-Betwa river link project in Bundelkhand as the event is completed. The scheme will invest Rs 44,000 crore and expand the irrigation facility to 20 lakh acres. He thanked the Prime Minister for transforming the lives of the poor through this program. He announced an increase in the amount of financial assistance from Kanya Vivah Yojana from Rs 51,000 to Rs 55,000. Next year we will build 10 lakh more houses for the poor.
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