Prime Minister Narendra Modi transferred the first instalment of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) to more than 1.47 lakh beneficiaries of Tripura. More than Rs 700 crore were credited directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries on the occasion.
Following the Prime Minister’s intervention and taking into account the unique geo-climatic condition of Tripura, the definition of the ‘kutcha’ house has been changed specifically for the state. This move has enabled more beneficiaries living in ‘kutcha’ houses to get assistance to construct a ‘pucca’ house.
The Prime Minister complimented the Chief Minister and his team for working expeditiously and said that whether it is Biplab Kumar Deb’s Government or Modi Government, rules are not allowed to become hindrances for the welfare of the citizens. He also expressed happiness that, to the extent possible, the houses under PMAY are in the name of women.
PM Modi said that the double engine government is engaged in the development of the state with full force and sincerity.
“The overall development of the country was seen piecemeal and was viewed through a political lens. Therefore, our Northeast felt neglected. But today the development of the country is seen with the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’. Development is now considered synonymous with unity-integrity of the country”, he added.