Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, will introduce the Mukhyamantri Gramin Awas Nyay Yojna (MGANY) in the district of Bilaspur on Monday, ahead of the Chhattisgarh assembly elections scheduled for later this year.
This program aims to provide families living in kutcha huts and homeless people in rural regions financial support.
Gandhi and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel would distribute the first payment of Rs 25,000 to 1,30,000 recipients for the building of homes during the “Awas Nyay Sammelan,” according to authorities.
According to a representative of the public relations department, the event would start at 2 pm in the Parsada (Sakri) hamlet in the Bilaspur district’s Takhatpur development block.
According to him, 1 lakh of the 1.30 lakh beneficiaries are individuals who are on the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY-rural) permanent wait list (PWL) but have not yet received benefits from the Central plan.
According to the official, the Mukhyamantri Nirman Shramik Awas Sahayata Yojana (MNSASY), which was introduced in May of this year, would transfer Rs 5 crore to the accounts of 500 beneficiaries on this occasion.
Construction employees registered with the Chhattisgarh Building and Other Construction employees Welfare Board are eligible for MNSASY housing assistance of Rs 1 lakh.
Gandhi and Baghel will also present 2,594 newly hired teachers with employment letters and lay the cornerstone for development and building projects worth Rs 524.33 crore in the district of Bilaspur, the source said.
According to MGANY, the Chhattisgarh government would provide cash assistance to homeless households who weren’t included in the survey list of the Socio-Economic Caste Census-2011 (SECC-2011), the official added.
According to him, between April 1 and April 30 this year, the Chhattisgarh State Socio-Economic Survey 2023, which was carried out at the chief minister’s request, discovered 10,76,545 households to be houseless or to have kutcha homes.
Baghel then declared in July of this year that a rural housing program will be launched to provide these folks pucca dwellings.
Each participant of this program would get support for home building totaling Rs 1.30 lakh in remote locations and Rs 1.20 lakh in plain areas.
The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY-Rural) waitlist of 6,99,439 eligible recipients who have not yet received PMAY benefits is also intended to be helped by the program. Due to the Central Government’s failure to allocate goals, these 6,99,439 households did not get approval for dwellings under PMAY Rural, the official said.