Guwahati, April 19: To lead the of North-East region on the verge of development, Union Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu said that "reform-perform-transform is our motto and our government is going to ensure that the fruits of India's economic development reach the poorest of the poor of the country.”
During the meeting, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that his government is striving to make the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) a success in the state. Echoing the similar views, M Venkaiah Naidu said the central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is striving to take the North East region on a high growth trajectory.
While reviewing the progress of Central Government schemes for providing housing in urban areas in eight NE states, Sonowal said the gap between need and supply regarding housing for urban poor will be reduced by effective implementation of the scheme. State is going to take advantage of the PMAY scheme in achieving the goal of providing affordable housing to all in urban areas of the state, he added. PMAY encompasses four sub-schemes that target the underprivileged sections residing in urban areas by providing houses to urban slum dwellers and other financial assistance.