PM Witnesses Collective E-Grih Pravesh, Lays Foundation Stone for Development Projects in Palamu, (Download PDF)


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The Prime Minister, visited Palamu, Jharkhand. He witnessed the e-Grih Pravesh of 25,000 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana. North Koel (Mandal Dam) project, Kanhar Sone pipeline irrigation scheme.

Image of Map of Mandal Dam

Image of Map of Mandal Dam

Image of Map of Mandal Dam

The Foundation Stone for the revival of

  1. North Koel (Mandal Dam) project,

  2. Kanhar Sone pipeline irrigation scheme, and

  3. Strengthening of various irrigation systems and lining works has been laided.

Details About Projects

  • These projects are cumulatively worth over 3500 crore rupees.

  • These projects are a key part of the Government’s effort to raise farmers’ incomes, by lowering the cost of irrigation.

  • The North Koel (Mandal Dam) project has remained incomplete for nearly 47 years, this amounts to criminal negligence towards the farmers of this area.

  • 99 big irrigation projects, which have been stalled for decades, are now being fast tracked, at a cost of almost 90,000 crore rupees.

  • The Union Government is working firmly with the vision of treating farmers as “Annadaata. “

  • The 25,000 houses being given under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana, which aims at providing housing for all by 2022.

  • Selection of beneficiaries is done in a more transparent manner. Online registration and verification of the bank account of the beneficiary, to enable direct benefit transfer.

  • A new system has been developed for monitoring the quality of houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana. This includes photography and geo-tagging. Houses being given now have power and cooking gas connections, and toilets. Alternative designs are now available, and area of the houses has been increased. Efforts are also made to use local materials in house construction. The pace of construction has been increased, and nearly 1.25 crore houses have been built in less than five years. Average time taken for construction of a house has fallen from 18 months to 12 months.

  • Now 1.25 lakh rupees is reaching the beneficiary’s account in four instalments, easily. Earlier, the amount used to be only 70,000 rupees,

  • The house is becoming a means for the overall empowerment of the poor. For the first time since independence, the Government is now thinking of the housing needs of the middle class as well, and they are being given relief on interest, along with financial assistance.

  • PM Jan Arogya Yojana, launched from Jharkhand three months ago, is providing medical assistance to lakhs of poor.

  • Over six lakh people benefited from it in the first 100 days, and today, nearly 10,000 people are benefiting from it on a daily basis.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

  • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is an initiative by Government of India in which affordable housing will be provided to the urban poor with a target of building 20 million affordable houses by 31 March 2022. Wikipedia

  • Official website: pmaymis. gov. in

  • Launch year: 2015

  • Status: Active

  • Launched by (prime minister): Narendra Modi

  • Ministry: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

- Published/Last Modified on: April 6, 2019

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