PMGAY-G to be launched soon

12 June 2017

IMPHAL | June 12

Manipur government spokesperson, ThongamBiswajit has said today that PradhanMantriAwasYojana-Grameen (PMAY-G) will be launched in Manipur this month. He said credit linked subsidy will be given to the beneficiaries of the scheme.

A release said in an exclusive interview with All India Radio, Imphal on the three years’ achievements of NarendraModi government at the Centre today, Biswajit, who is also the Rural Development, Works, Power, Commerce and Industries and Information and Public Relations minister said, altogether 6000 affordable houses will be constructed in Manipur under the PMAY-G scheme while 10,000 such houses will be constructed under PradhanMantriAwasYojana – Urban (PMAY-U).

He also said, the PMAY-U has already started benefitting people with affordable houses. Both PMAY-G and PMAY-G are under the Housing for All scheme of the Modi government, it said.

On the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in Manipur, Biswajit said, the new BJP-led government in the State is trying at its best to increase the number of man-days given to job card holders of the scheme to 50, it added.

He further said that deputy commissioners concerned and authorities of District Rural Development Agencies (DRDAs) have been informed to initiate adequate measures to increase the man-days to 50.

 He further said, the present mode of wage payment to the job card holders is channelized from the Centre to State, State to District and District to Block level administration, it said, adding initially the funding under the scheme will be channelized through state government to the beneficiaries and later, the wages of the job card holders will go to the beneficiaries’ accounts directly from the Centre without the intervention of state government with total transparency.

 Regarding the problem of disparity in the distribution of funds for the MGNREGS among the districts of the state, the minister said, distribution of funds for the job guarantee scheme will now onwards be done on the basis of the number of job card holders in the district and disparity in the distribution of fund for the scheme among districts will never be committed in any other criteria, according to the release.

He also assured that there will no longer be VIP reservations in any manner in the implementation of the flagship scheme and this regard he has instructed the officials concerned in the chain of implementation of the scheme no to keep even a single coin in any account including reservation of VIP, the release added.

 On a question of possible exclusion of those persons who are not included in the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC), 2011 from getting benefits under the PMUY to give free LPG connection, affordable housing under PMAY – Grameen and Urban ect he said, those deserved to be in the list under below poverty line are found missing and those should not be included are also found their place in the list, it said.

Biswajit said, those deserve to be in the list may miss the benefits of welfare schemes for the time being, however,state government is looking for the ways and means to include their names in the list, it continued.

He also appealed to the people from both the hill and valley areas of the state to trace their names in the SECC and to apply for inclusion in the SECC, 2011 if found absent to get the benefits of the poor from the welfare schemes taken up by the Modi government, it elaborated.

He said, the Affiliation Committee led by the DC of the district concerned will look into the applications and if found genuine, the Committee after a resolution will forward it to state government and state government will further send it to the Centre and their names will be included as eligible beneficiaries for the welfare schemes of the poor from the next financial year, it said.

The exclusive interview of the State government Spokesperson will be aired by All India Radio, Imphal in two parts at 7:00am and 9:30am tomorrow for duration of 30 minutes each, maintained the release.


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