GUWAHATI, July 31 - The Union government recently approved altogether 27 projects for 26 urban local bodies of Assam under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to construct altogether 9,328 houses for beneficiaries.
The new approval was given at the 45th Central Sanctioning Monitoring Committee (CSMC) meeting of the PMAY held at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Under the PMAY in Assam, the Union government has so far approved 237 project proposals to construct altogether 80,855 houses with a total project cost of Rs 2,416 crore. The project cost comprises Central assistance of Rs 1,212 crore. According to an official statement, altogether Rs 425 crore has so far been released under the Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) mode to 30,980 beneficiaries under the scheme.
The statement also claimed that the PMAY is the only mission in Assam that is implementing 100 per cent public financial management system (PFMS) in beneficiary payment and all other activities.
The PMAY was introduced by the government to provide subsidy of Rs 2 lakh to people belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) and lower income groups (LIG) having monthly income less than Rs 25,000.
Again, in order to cover larger portions of urban areas and urban outgrowths, the State government has issued notification for inclusion of all 25 development authorities for construction of houses under the PMAY.