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Union Cabinet Approves Aid for Construction of 30 Million Houses Under PMAY

In its inaugural meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved substantial government assistance for constructing 30 million houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). This historic decision, announced on Monday at the Prime Minister’s residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, signals a robust continuation of the government’s commitment to providing affordable housing to both rural and urban populations.

Key Decision in Modi 3.0’s First Cabinet Meeting

The meeting, significant as the first of the Modi 3.0 administration, saw the participation of ministers from all allies within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). This diverse representation underscores the collaborative effort behind this ambitious housing initiative.

“It has been decided in the Cabinet meeting today to provide assistance to three crore additional rural and urban households for the construction of houses to meet the housing requirements arising out of the increase in the number of eligible families,” officials stated. This announcement highlights the government’s proactive approach in addressing the rising demand for housing across the nation.

Continuation and Expansion of PMAY

The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, launched in 2015-16, has been a cornerstone of the government’s strategy to ensure housing for all. Over the past decade, the scheme has facilitated the construction of 4.21 crore houses for eligible poor families, setting a formidable precedent in the realm of affordable housing.

This new phase of the PMAY aims to extend these benefits further, targeting an additional 30 million households. The initiative seeks to bridge the housing gap for both rural and urban populations, ensuring that the increasing number of eligible families have access to safe and secure homes.

Basic Amenities for a Better Quality of Life

A distinctive feature of the houses constructed under PMAY is the provision of essential amenities. Each house comes equipped with household toilets, LPG connections, electricity, and functional household tap connections. This comprehensive approach is achieved through the convergence of various central and state government schemes, ensuring that beneficiaries receive a holistic package of services aimed at improving their quality of life.

The integration of these amenities addresses multiple dimensions of living standards, from health and hygiene facilitated by household toilets and clean water supply to energy access through LPG and electricity connections. This multi-faceted support structure is designed to uplift the living conditions of millions, promoting a better quality of life and fostering sustainable community development.

Government’s Commitment to Housing for All

The Union Cabinet’s decision reflects the Modi administration’s unwavering commitment to the PMAY’s vision of “Housing for All”. By approving assistance for the construction of 30 million additional houses, the government is reaffirming its dedication to this vision, recognizing the critical role of housing in the socio-economic development of the country.

In summary, the approval of government aid for constructing 30 million houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana marks a significant milestone in India’s journey towards comprehensive housing security. This initiative not only addresses the immediate need for affordable housing but also ensures that these homes are equipped with essential amenities, thereby contributing to the overall well-being of the beneficiaries. As the Modi 3.0 government embarks on this ambitious project, it reinforces the vision of a prosperous, inclusive, and well-housed nation.

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Jhumpa Lahiri

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