LUCKNOW (Uttar Pradesh): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that of the total number of houses that have been provided under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY), the ownership of 80 per cent of them belong to women.
Addressing the Urban Conclave held in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow today, where he digitally handed over the keys of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) houses to 75,000 beneficiaries across the state, the Prime Minister said: “80 per cent of the ownership for houses being given under PM Awas Yojana is being given to women, or they are being made joint-owners. In Uttar Pradesh, on the registry of houses worth Rs 10 lakh, women are also being given a 2 per cent discount on stamp duty.” PM Modi also stated that since 2014, the Central government has approved the construction of over 1.13 crore houses in the urban areas under the Centre’s PMAY scheme.
“Since 2014, our government has approved the construction of more than 1 crore 13 lakh houses in cities under PM Awas Yojana. Out of this, more than 50 lakh houses have been built and handed over to the poor,” he said.
“The government before 2014 had sanctioned just 13 lakh crore urban houses. Only 8 lakh were built out of this,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also digitally handed over the keys of the PMAY-U houses to 75,000 beneficiaries in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh.
He also interacted with the beneficiaries of the scheme virtually here today.
The Prime Minister also released a Coffee Table Book encompassing 75 projects implemented under various flagship missions of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
He will also be inaugurating and laying the foundation stone for 75 Urban Development Projects of Uttar Pradesh under the mart Cities Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) at Lucknow’s Indira Gandhi Pratishthan.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were present at the event.
Hardeep Singh Puri
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday stated that the Centre has sanctioned 17.3 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and over 8.8 lakh beneficiaries have been given houses so far.
Speaking at ‘Azadi@75 – New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape’ Conference-cum-Expo, the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs said: “Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has sanctioned 17.3 lakh houses. 8.8 lakhs beneficiaries have been given houses so far. More will be given today by the Prime Minister.” “From 2004 to 2014, Rs 1.57 crore was invested in the urban development under central schemes. In the last 6 years, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the investment in urban development has been increased to seven-folds. Today Rs 11.83 crore has been invested,” Puri said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally handed over keys to beneficiaries of the central housing scheme to 75,000 beneficiaries in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
He also flaged off 75 buses under FAME-II for seven cities including Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, and Ghaziabad.
The Prime Minister will also release a Coffee Table Book encompassing 75 projects implemented under various flagship missions of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
The exhibitions will showcase the achievements so far under various Flagship Urban Missions of MoHUA. The Conference-cum-Expo will be open for the public for two days – on October 6 and 7. (ANI)