PMAY-G: Centre Approves 1,99,550 Houses For JK


SRINAGAR: The Union Ministry of Rural Development has allocated an additional 1,99,550 houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna-Gramin (PMAY-G) to the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir to address the AwaasPlus permanent Waiting List during the year 2023-24. The Rural Development Department will sanction the newly targeted houses by 30th June 2023. This substantial allocation for J&K under the flagship scheme is also the highest among all UTs in India.

The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and the Union Minister for Rural Development, Giriraj Singh, for prioritising the Union Territory of J&K and fulfilling the aspirations of numerous families. In a tweet, the Lt Governor said, “Extremely grateful to Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji & Union Minister @MoRD_GoI, Hon’ble Shri @girirajsinghbjp Ji for allotting PMAY(G) target of additional 1,99,550 houses in favor of J&K UT, which will be a momentous step towards achieving the objective of Housing for All.”

The Lt Governor further stated that the UT government is dedicated to fulfilling promises for the welfare of the underprivileged and the dreams of impoverished families to have their own houses. “The massive allocation under PMAY (G) will ensure rapid development of rural J&K,” added the Lt Governor.

The overall scheme covers 3.85 lakhs beneficiaries (both SECC and AwaasPlus) in the UT. Since the inception of the program and in alignment with the objective of ‘Housing for All’, the Union Territory government has sanctioned 1.98 lakh houses under SECC and Awaas+ categories and has completed 1.34 lakh houses to date. (GNS)


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