In the first decision, the Modi 3.0 cabinet accepts 3 billion houses under PMAY
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In the first decision, the Modi 3.0 cabinet accepts 3 billion houses under PMAY

The newly formed NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its first cabinet meeting on Monday approved the construction of new houses for the poor worth Rs 3 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

“Today’s cabinet meeting decided to provide assistance to an additional 3 billion households in rural and urban areas to build homes to meet housing demands resulting from the increase in the number of eligible families,” an official statement issued after the cabinet meeting noted.

PMAY was launched in 2016 with the aim of providing ‘housing for all’ by 2022. The scheme to support house construction in rural areas is called Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G), while for urban areas it is called as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U).

According to an official release, financial assistance worth Rs 4.21 crore has been provided to poor families in the last 10 years to build houses.

The first file confirms PM Kisan payment

After taking office on Monday, the first document signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the authorization to disburse the next tranche of the PM Kisan Scheme to the accounts of farmers.

In a statement, the government said that the first documentation signed by it authorizes the release of the 17th part of Prime Minister Kisan Nidhi. “This will benefit 9.3 crore farmers and distribute approximately Rs 20,000 crore,” the PIB said in a release.

“Our government is fully committed to Kisan Kalyan. It is therefore right that the first documentation signed after taking over his duties concerns the well-being of farmers. In the coming times, we want to work even more for farmers and the agricultural sector,” said PIB, quoting the Prime Minister.

PMO should be an office for employees, Modi tells employees

Addressing the staff of the Prime Minister’s Office, Modi said the PMO should be a “people’s office” and not a “Modi office”.

He said that 10 years ago, the PMO was seen as a big power center. “We tried to develop the PMO as a catalyst that becomes a source of new energy and inspiration.”

The PMO should serve the society, Modi said, adding that he was not born to rule and did not think of accumulating power.

Published June 10, 2024, 12:55 p.m IST