One lakh got houses under PMAY, 8,000 under CMAY in 100 days: Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM
LUCKNOW: Recounting achievements of departments headed by him in the government’s first 100 days, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that as per targets set, the government gave out houses to one lakh people under the PM Awas Yojna and to over 8,000 people under the CM Awas Yojna. Besides, over Rs 9 crore, accrued as commission to banking correspondent Sakhis, was paid during the same period, he added.
“The government also benefitted 29.13 lakh families under MNREGA and in the past 100 days, 9.95 crore mandays of work was generated. While we met our targets for giving homes under the PM and CM Awas Yojna, the process of identifying beneficiaries is continuous and after the next 100 days, we will be able to update this data,” Maurya said.
Under the National Livelihood Mission, the government managed to set up 50,141 self-help groups. If further released funds to 82,000 groups which already exist in the state. In addition to this, the tender process of 202 take home ration units was finalised, while 11 of these were made functional.
To mark 75 years of India’s Independence, the government had decided to set up Amrit Sarovar’s across the state. Out of these, Maurya said, work has started on 6,291 and efforts are being made to complete most of the work by August 15.
“Under Khelo India Jeeto India, a plan was made to develop 2,600 playgrounds. Against this, work has started on 3,251. A new programme has been started by the government under MNREGA called Mahila Maid. Against a target of 15,000, we have managed to register 15,179 mahila maids,” the minister said.
To promote organic farming, the government had planned setting up 150 high-tech nurseries. Out of these, work has commenced on 21 while 129 are in the planning stage. The government also took up the work of reviving 75 rivers which are either dead or have been encroached upon. Under the PM Gram Sadak Yojna, a target was set to complete work on 5,000 km of roads. Maurya said that more than the target had been achieved with 20% less investment. The roads would also have a longer life by two to five years as compared to ordinary roads.