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LG thanks PM, MoRD for putting J&K ahead of all UTs in housing for all

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Srinagar: The Union Ministry of Rural Development has allotted additional 1,99,550 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna-Gramin (PMAY-G) to UT of Jammu Kashmir to saturate the AwaasPlus permanent Waiting List during the year 2023-24, an official press release informed Wednesday. 

It said the newly targeted houses shall be sanctioned by the Rural Development Department by 30 June, 2023.  The massive allocation for J&K, under the flagship scheme, is also the highest across all UTs in India.

The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Rural Development Giriraj Singh for giving top priority to the Union Territory of J&K and fulfilling the dreams of lakhs of families, the release said.

In a tweet, the LG said: “Extremely grateful to Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji & Union Minister @MoRD_GoI, Hon’ble Shri @girirajsinghbjp Ji for allotting PMAY(G) target of additional 1,99,550 houses in favour of J&K UT, which will be a momentous step towards achieving the objective of Housing for All”.

The LG also said that the UT government is committed to fulfilling the promises for the welfare of the underprivileged and the dreams of poor families to have their own houses. “The massive allocation under PMAY (G) will ensure rapid development of rural J&K,” the LG said.

The overall scheme covers 3.85 lakhs (both SECC & AwassPlus beneficiaries in the UT. Since the inception of the programme and in alignment to the objective of the programme, i.e ‘Housing for All’, the Union Territory government has sanctioned  1.98 lakh houses under SECC and Awaas+ categories and has completed 1.34 lakh houses till date.

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