PRAYGRAJ: Over 1.22 lakh people in the rural parts of Prayagraj district, from 2016 onwards, have been able to fulfil their dream of having a house, thanks to the Prime Minister Awas Yojna (PMAY) and the Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana (MMAY).

Of these, while 1,14,189 people have been benefited under PMAY, 8569 people have been helped under MMAY since 2016.

According to Project Director of district rural development authority, K K Singh, “The Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (PMAY) is for the poor who have their own land but cannot afford to build a house. Under PMAY, homeless, poor families etc., are eligible to apply. The benefit of the scheme is available to those people whose monthly income is less than Rs 10,000. A monetary help of Rs 1.20 lakhs is given to such people under the scheme.”

The scheme was launched in the year 2016-17 and so far, 1,14,189 people have been given houses under this scheme in the district and a budget of over Rs 1,370 crore has been given allotted for the scheme, he added.

The Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana was started in the year 2018-19. Although under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, homeless of general category can also apply, the Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana demands several conditions to be fulfilled .

Under the MMAY scheme, families are given benefits whose houses have collapsed due to any natural disaster. People of Vantangia, Musahar, Kol, Sahariya and Tharu caste are also given benefits from this scheme. So far, 8569 people have been given houses under the scheme since 2016-17. Each beneficiary is given Rs 1.20 lakhs for constructing the house. An amount of over Rs 102 crore have been spent under this scheme.

As per the year-wise data available, 253 houses were built under the scheme 2018-19, 1381 in 2019-20, 2451 in 2020-21 and 4484 in 2021-22. About the application procedure, the official informed that people who have land but do not have houses can apply under the scheme.

It is verified by the District Rural Development Authority (DRDA) following which the registration takes place at the block headquarters and after that the priority list is prepared. After the priority list, its details are sent to the government, after which the budget is released, said Singh.



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