Rs 11492 lakhs proposed for construction of 8500 rural houses

Rs 11492 lakhs proposed for construction of 8500 rural houses

Kohima, March 26: An amount of Rs 11,492 lakhs has been proposed for construction of 8500 rural houses in Nagaland during 2018-19 under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G).
Against the projected amount of Rs 7388.227 lakhs, during the year 2017-18, an amount of Rs 1610.507 lakh has been made available for implementation of PMAY-G programme in Nagaland, i.e centre Rs 988.38 lakh and state share Rs 612.127 lakh.
Out of the total available fund, 4237 houses are to be constructed in the rural areas.
This was stated in the annual administrative report of rural development 2017-18 tabled by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on the floor of the House.
PMAY-G is a centrally sponsored schemes aimed at providing housing to the people living in the rural areas. The scheme is funded on the cost-sharing ratio of 90:10 between the Government of India and the state government.
In order to address the gap in the rural housing and in view of the governments’ commitment to provide ‘Housing For All’ by 2022, the scheme of Indira Awaas Yojana has been re-structured into PMAY-G from April 2016.
The objective of the programme aims to provide a pucca house with basic amenities to all houseless household and households living in Kutcha and dilapidated house by 2022. The immediate objective is to cover 1 crore households living in Kutcha house/dilapidated houses in the three years from 2016-17 to 2018-19 and ensure construction of quality houses, using local materials, designs and mansons specially trained in quality workmanship.
For houses to become homes, adequate care for adopting a habitat approach through convergence is proposed by providing permanent shelter so that migration to urban areas is expected to be reduced substantially, the report stated.(Page News Service)