BHOPAL: Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All (Rural), the panchayat and rural development department in Madhya Pradesh has constructed one lakh houses in the past one month. Incidentally, the work has been done in the peak of the monsoon season, which is not quite a favourable time for construction of houses.
Generally, the construction of a house takes 120 days, but due to the department’s swiftness, the dream of houses for the poor is getting fulfilled in a short span of time. It is noteworthy to mention that during the Covid-19 pandemhe underprivileged people were also constructed across the state, which was an achievement, stated the rural development department on Thursday.
The panchayat and rural development department has been executing the PM rural housing scheme since April 2016 in the state. Of the total target of 26.28 lakh houses in MP, 20.65 lakh houses have already been constructed. In the current financial year, many districts in the state suffered from floods, but against heavy odds, the department constructed around 1.60 lakh houses between July 1 and September 22.
Officials said that it was possible due to the constant efforts and monitoring of the department. I n the past one month (between August 15 and September 15), as many as 1.06 lakh houses were constructed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target to provide a home to everyone by the year 2022. People were also given benefits of the Ujjwala scheme, Swachh Bharat Mission and work under the MGNREGA. The Baiga, Saharia and Bharia tribes are also getting benefits of the housing scheme.
Umakant Umrao, the principal secretary of the panchayat and rural development department said that under the ambitious scheme, around 20.65 lakh people have already got homes across the state.