PM Modi transfers the first installment of the PMAY-G to Tripura beneficiaries.
According to the PMO, the concept of a "kaccha" dwelling has been modified specifically for Tripura.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing on Sunday, distributed the first installment of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G) to more than 1.47 lakh Tripura beneficiaries.
More than Rs 700 crore were credited directly to the beneficiaries' bank accounts as a result of this.
Following the Prime Minister's intervention, the definition of a 'kuccha' house was changed specifically for Tripura, taking into account the state's unique geo-climatic conditions, allowing a large number of beneficiaries living in 'kuccha' houses to receive assistance in constructing a 'pucca' house.
The event was also attended by Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Dev.
According to the PMO, due to Tripura's unique geo-climatic circumstances, the concept of a "kaccha" house (one with buildings built of bamboo, clay, grass, flax, stones, mulch, crop residues, and other materials) has been modified specifically for the state.
As a consequence of the Prime Minister's direct involvement, a large number of people living in "kaccha" houses in the state have been able to obtain assistance in constructing a "pucca" house (consisting of strong structures made of wood, bricks, cement, iron rods, and steel).
Tripura was designated the 'best-performing state' in the north-eastern region and hilly states category under the national government's flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) scheme last year. The PMAY-G programme is now attempting to enhance the lives of rural beneficiaries.
The purpose of the PMAY-G was to provide pucca dwellings to all homeless poor persons in rural areas. According to the Centre's performance audit this year, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu have huge gaps in outstanding sanctions and must speed up the daily pace of sanctions to reach the target.
"While the lockout due to Covid-19 was mostly an unavoidable circumstance," the audit continued, "intensive follow-ups are being done with the states/UTs that are underperforming."
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