After spending a good time in Urban Area and starting scheme there now the government has planned to start Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana under Rural Area of India. The 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 means in the 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 the construction of houses for rural poor under different schemes is only 21 percent 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 that ensuring panchayat elections try not to come in the way of execution of work order already issued in favor 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 the issue of work orders for projects already sanctioned by the State Government.
The government has set the target to provide training to 30,000 persons by the end of the current financial year. Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin about 60,000 houses will be constructed during the training programme, sources in Panchayati Raj Department said.