Govt move on rural housing target along with urban target under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
After spending good time on Urban Area and starting scheme there now government has planned to start Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana under Rural Area of India. Government now wants to focus on Rural areas now. Under this along with the progress of rural housing scheme sluggish, the State Government has directed district Collectors to achieve the target set for the current financial year that mean in year 2017 – 18. This issue was also raised in Union Budget 2017. Stats that have recorded under construction of Rural Houses are not good.The cumulative achievement in construction of houses for rural poor under different schemes is only 21 per cent as on January 30 2017.
Note that – previous year in 2016-17, the State Government allotted seven lakh houses to the districts under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY). A review of the rural housing scheme that has been collected by Chief Secretary AP Padhi with district Collectors over video conferencing revealed that only 1.5 lakh houses have been completed by end of January 30. That is why government said to move of rural areas under PMAY from now, That is also a good start
In Rural areas is must be in mind thatensuing panchayat elections try not to come in the way of execution of work order already issued in favour of beneficiaries. To start this process asap directive of the Chief Secretary came in the wake of opposition political parties petitioning the State Election Commission (SEC) against issue of work orders for projects already sanctioned by the State Government.
Along this Government has further set a target to impart masonry training to 30,000 persons by the end of this fiscal.Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Graim about 60,000 houses will be constructed during the training programme, sources in Panchayati Raj Department said.