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In Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released financial assistance to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries of approximately Rs 2,691 crores. The aid was provided through video conferencing under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) scheme. Also present on the occasion were Union Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The assistance included the transfer of the first instalment to 5.30 lakh beneficiaries and the second instalment to 80,000 recipients who have already profited from the first instalment of assistance under PMAY-G, said the Prime Minister’s Office.
It should be noted that the Prime Minister gave the “Housing for All by 2022” clarion call, for which on November 20, 2016, a PMAY-G flagship programme was launched. So far, 1.26 crore houses have already been built under the scheme throughout the country.
Under PMAY-G, a 100% grant of Rs 1.20 lakh is granted to each beneficiary in plain areas and Rs 1.30 lakh is granted to each beneficiary in hilly states, North Eastern States, difficult areas, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, among others.
In addition to unit assistance, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and support of Rs. 12,000 through Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin for the construction of toilets, PMAY-G beneficiaries also receive support for unskilled labour wages.