PM-Awas Yojna become a tool for social and economic empowerment : PM Modi

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PM participates in ‘Griha Pravesham’ of more than 4.5 Lakh
beneficiaries of PMAY-G in Madhya Pradesh

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in ‘Griha Pravesham’ of about 4.51 Lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin in Satna, Madhya Pradesh on October 22, 2022.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Narendra Modi said, “Today is a new beginning for 4.50 lakh brothers and sisters of Madhya Pradesh who are performing Grih Pravesh in their new Pucca homes”. The Prime Minister said, “It is a great fortune of our government that we could fulfil the biggest dreams of 3.5 crore families”, he said.


Highlighting the facilities that are paired up with the new houses, the Prime Minister said as the government is of the poor and dedicated to their welfare and understands the needs and wishes of the poor, the homes built by the government are equipped with toilets, electricity, water connection, gas connection. Different policies and schemes of the government complete the millions of homes that are constructed as part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.

Marred by the formalities and stringent rules and regulations on the construction and delivery of houses during previous governments, the Prime Minister said that no heed was paid toward the wishes and preferences of the homeowners. “We changed the ways”, he said, “and gave complete control to the homeowners.” The Prime Minister explained that due to this control, PM-Awas Yojna has now become a tool for social and economic empowerment.


The Prime Minister said that due to bad policies of the past, the people were compelled to pass on their homelessness to the next generation as well. “I am honoured to have got the opportunity to take crores of my fellow countrymen out of this vicious cycle”. In Madhya Pradesh itself, about 30 lakh houses have been constructed. Work is going on 9-10 lakh houses. These lakhs of constructions are creating new opportunities for employment, he said. Apart from various construction materials, skilled labour jobs of masons were created along with many other economic opportunities for various segments. He informed that 22,000 crore rupees were spent on the construction of these houses only in Madhya Pradesh, this massive infusion of capital, helped all aspects of the economic life in the state. “These houses are bringing progress for all”, he added.


Shri Narendra Modi remarked that the objective of the government is not limited to fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of its citizens but also trying to minimize the expenditure of middle and low-income groups. The Prime Minister gave the example of Ayushman Bharat and informed that four crore patients from poor economical backgrounds have been treated as part of this scheme so far. He stated that the government had spent thousands of crores for the free vaccine campaign during Corona and prevented the poor from shelling money out of their own pockets.