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GUWAHATI, June 30 - Union Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav, who was on a two-day visit to Assam, today said that the Central Government will consider providing houses to 21 lakh eligible left-out households under PMAY-G.

The Minister said this while visiting the Khetri gaon panchayat under the Dimoria development block. He inspected the schemes under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Gramin), MGNREGA, 14th Finance Commission etc., and interacted with the beneficiaries.

Yadav participated in an interactive session with 100 members of 10 self-help groups and visited a village organisation. He was accompanied by State P&RD Minister Naba Kumar Doley, P&RD Commissioner Dr P Ashok Babu and other senior officers of the department.

Yesterday, Yadav reviewed the progress of implementation of rural development programmes � including PMAY-G, MGNREGA, NSAP, RURBAN Mission, SAGY, ASRLM, PMGSY, etc., � under the P&RD, PWD, Agriculture and Revenue departments.

Principal Secretary of Panchayat and Rural Development, Dr JB Ekka explained to the Union Minister the status of various ongoing schemes, and gave a presentation on the progress and performance of PMAY-G, MGNREGA, NSAP and other components.

Out of 3,17,957 incomplete houses under IAY as on April 1, 2016, a total of 2,82,975 houses have been completed and 25,641 are yet to be completed as of now.

On the other hand, under PMAY-G, out of 2,59,814 targeted houses, 32,029 have been completed and the remaining 2,27,785 are in progress, which will be completed by January 2019.

For this, a necessary action plan is being contemplated and various steps like providing land to landless beneficiaries, single foundation day for all remaining beneficiaries, creation of a pool of masons, interaction of beneficiaries with departmental ministers through radio and TV are in process.

The State P&RD Minister also requested Yadav to consider the matter of additional eligible beneficiary list and houses with GI sheets and kutcha walls as eligible beneficiaries under PMAY-G.

An official release said that since inception, the volume and variety of schemes taken up under MGNREGA had increased manifold. Under the scheme, the highest amount of Rs 1,534.53 crore was utilised in 2017-18, and the highest number of assets of 53,475 has been created in this year. The target is to complete the incomplete schemes under MGNREGA by August 2018.

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Union Minister inspects rural devp projects

GUWAHATI, June 30 - Union Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav, who was on a two-day visit to Assam, today said that the Central Government will consider providing houses to 21 lakh eligible left-out households under PMAY-G.

The Minister said this while visiting the Khetri gaon panchayat under the Dimoria development block. He inspected the schemes under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Gramin), MGNREGA, 14th Finance Commission etc., and interacted with the beneficiaries.

Yadav participated in an interactive session with 100 members of 10 self-help groups and visited a village organisation. He was accompanied by State P&RD Minister Naba Kumar Doley, P&RD Commissioner Dr P Ashok Babu and other senior officers of the department.

Yesterday, Yadav reviewed the progress of implementation of rural development programmes � including PMAY-G, MGNREGA, NSAP, RURBAN Mission, SAGY, ASRLM, PMGSY, etc., � under the P&RD, PWD, Agriculture and Revenue departments.

Principal Secretary of Panchayat and Rural Development, Dr JB Ekka explained to the Union Minister the status of various ongoing schemes, and gave a presentation on the progress and performance of PMAY-G, MGNREGA, NSAP and other components.

Out of 3,17,957 incomplete houses under IAY as on April 1, 2016, a total of 2,82,975 houses have been completed and 25,641 are yet to be completed as of now.

On the other hand, under PMAY-G, out of 2,59,814 targeted houses, 32,029 have been completed and the remaining 2,27,785 are in progress, which will be completed by January 2019.

For this, a necessary action plan is being contemplated and various steps like providing land to landless beneficiaries, single foundation day for all remaining beneficiaries, creation of a pool of masons, interaction of beneficiaries with departmental ministers through radio and TV are in process.

The State P&RD Minister also requested Yadav to consider the matter of additional eligible beneficiary list and houses with GI sheets and kutcha walls as eligible beneficiaries under PMAY-G.

An official release said that since inception, the volume and variety of schemes taken up under MGNREGA had increased manifold. Under the scheme, the highest amount of Rs 1,534.53 crore was utilised in 2017-18, and the highest number of assets of 53,475 has been created in this year. The target is to complete the incomplete schemes under MGNREGA by August 2018.