PMAY Meghalaya – Mawthadraishan Becomes 1st block to Implement Scheme

PMAY Meghalaya

PMAY Meghalaya – The Meghalaya State’s ‘Mawthadraishan’ block located in West Khasi Hills district has become the first block in the state to implement the Central Government’s ambitious scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G), an ambitious housing scheme in which a permanent housing unit if provided to the homeless people of the nation.

Details of PMAY Meghalaya

According to a Facebook page of the Deputy Commissioner of Nongstoin, an information was given that Meghalaya has a target of constructing about 19000 housing units under PMAY-G for the year 2016-17 out of which West Khasi Hills District’s allotment is 1942.

It further informed that Mairang block will get 308 houses, Mawshynrut-906, Mawthadraishan-280, and Nongstoin-448.

While implementation of the scheme is going on in full swing in Mawthadraishan block, in other 3 blocks, the 1st installment will also be issued to the identified eligible beneficiaries in a couple of days.

According to the WKH Deputy Commissioner Arunkumar Kembhavi, funds will be sanctioned in 3 installments i.e. Rs 52000 in the first round, the 2nd installment of Rs 58500 to be sanctioned after completing up to plinth level and 3rd installment of Rs 19500 after completing the roof cast level. Total cost per unit is Rs 1.3 lakh.

According to Commissioner Arunkumar Kembhavi, the scheme will be improvised technologically using Monitoring Information System (MIS) to keep a tap on funds misappropriation and irregularities.

He further said that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban is also going on in full swing in both Mairang and Nongstoin towns. He said that there are some teething problems in the implementation of PMAY-U, but we are trying to iron them out.

The main motto of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin is to provide a pucca house, with basic amenities, to all houseless householder and those households living in kutcha and dilapidated house, by 2022.

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