PM Modi will attend the ‘Girah Pravesham’ program to be held in Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing on 12 September. In this program, he will inaugurate 1.75 lakh houses. So, it’s not wrong to say that PM Modi will hand over the keys of the homes to one and a half lakh people of Madhya Pradesh. These houses have been built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Grameen. All these houses are completed in the meantime despite the challenge of the coronavirus epidemic. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan will also be present in this program.
PM Modi had given a call to give homes to all by 2022 and under this, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Grameen was launched on 20 November 2016. So far, about 1.14 crore houses have been built across the country under it. In Madhya Pradesh alone, so far 17 lakh poor families have got the benefit of this scheme. These were families that did not have a home.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Grameen, every beneficiary gets a 100 percent grant of Rs 1.20 lakh, out of which 60 percent goes from the center and 40 percent is given from the state. Under this scheme, a target has been set to build 2.95 crore houses by 2022 across the country.