Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Saturday that the state government would soon introduce the Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana (MMAY), a scheme aimed at providing housing benefits to the people.
The CM made this announcement during a virtual interaction with the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), as part of the ‘Vishesh Charcha’ (special discussion) program, held from Radaur town in the Yamunanagar district.
CM Khattar stated, “Under the MMAY scheme, around one lakh families across the state will benefit. A survey will be conducted to allocate plots or flats to economically disadvantaged families in the state who currently do not own houses”.
He also shared that families who were yet to receive the third installment of Rs 50,000 under the PM Awas Yojana (urban) would receive it by August 31, benefiting approximately 15,000 families in the state.
Elaborating on the significance of the PMAY, Khattar noted that it represents a significant initiative aimed at fulfilling the aspirations of underprivileged families.
“An allocation of Rs 898 crore has been made under the PM Awas Yojana for the construction of houses in both urban and rural areas of the state. These schemes are designed to provide basic amenities such as tap water, toilets, and electricity to the houses covered by the PM Awas Yojana. The target is to construct 67,649 houses under PMAY-Urban, with 14,939 already constructed and 15,356 currently under construction,” shared CM Manohar Lal.
He further mentioned that approvals were granted for the construction of 29,440 houses under PMAY-Rural, out of which 26,318 houses have already been completed.
Manohar Lal emphasized that the allocated funds under these schemes are directly transferred to the beneficiaries’ accounts.