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Modi 3.0 cabinet meets for 1st time, approves construction of 3 crore houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

The Union cabinet approved the government assistance for constructing 3 crore more rural and urban houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. All the houses constructed under PMAY are provided basic amenities like household toilets, LPG connection, electricity connection and functional household tap connection through convergence with other schemes of the central and state governments.

Govt to provide assistance to construct 3 crore rural, urban houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana gcw
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First Published Jun 10, 2024, 6:15 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took oath at the head of a coalition government, held his first cabinet meeting at his residence in Delhi on Monday. In its first decision, the Cabinet has cleared plans to build 3 crore houses for the rural and urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The decison has been taken in order to to meet the housing requirements arising out of the increase in the number of eligible families. 

It has been decided in the Cabinet meeting today to provide assistance to 3 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.

All the houses constructed under PMAY are provided the other basic amenities such as Household Toilets, LPG connection, Electricity connection, Functional Household Tap Connection etc. through convergence with other schemes of Central Government and State Governments.

This morning, PM Modi signed his first file authorising the release of around Rs 20,000 crore to about 9.3 crore farmers. "Ours is a Government fully committed to Kisan Kalyan. It is therefore fitting that the first file signed on taking charge is related to farmer welfare. We want to keep working even more for the farmers and the agriculture sector in the times to come," the Prime Minister said after signing the file at his office in South Bloc.

Since the 2015-16 fiscal year, the Government of India has been implementing the 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana' (PMAY) to assist eligible rural and urban households in constructing homes equipped with basic amenities. Over the past decade, a total of 4.21 crore houses have been completed under this initiative, benefiting poor families across the country.

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