Government of Gujarat, under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, today said that it was committed to provide a well-equipped houses to all the homeless people in the state by the year 2024. In fact, the government has already made a lot of progress towards this goal.
The initiative is part of Central government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, which was introduced and promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout the country. So far, more than 9.75 lakh new houses have been constructed in urban and rural areas and homeless citizens have been given houses.
Furthermore, the government aims to provide another 8.60 lakh houses in urban areas and about 4.5 lakh houses in rural regions.
PM Awas Yojna scheme has been a success all over India. So far through out the country, a total of more than 3.10 crore new houses have been constructed with the aim to allot them to those in need. Additionally, the central government has set a target of building another 80 lakh new houses in the next one year. The central government has allocated a provision of Rs48,000 crore to accomplish this goal. As such the scheme will remain active until 2024.
The Central government had announced Awas Yojna on 25 June, 2015. This scheme includes, 162 Municipalities, 8 Municipal Corporations and 1 Notified City of Saputara.