Government to provide houses to 1 cr poor people by 2019: Tomar
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 28-May-2017

New Delhi, May 28: The Modi government completes its 3 years of successful ruling with few bumps in thrown at them by the Opposition, but maintaining its stance, BJP national party promises to bring further big revolutionary changes in the Indian subcontinent.

On May 26, BJP President Amit Shah spoke widely on the 3 complete years of developmental change in India. Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar also spoke on the same lines of Shah but promised a few more services to the layman community.

Tomar said that during the last 3 years while 636.78 crore person days were generated under MGNEREGA, about 78 crore person days under PMGSY and 99 crore person days under PMAY. Apart from this, under Deen Dayal Upadhyay-Grameen Kaushal Yojana (DDY-GKY), 86,120 candidates were trained in the year 2014-15 and 54,196 got jobs. In the current year, the Ministry of Rural Development proposes to train 5 lakh candidates with an assured placement of over 70 percent of these youth in Wage and Self Help employment programmes.

On the subject of PMAY-G, Tomar said that in line with the government’s stated objective of “Housing for All” by 2022, the Government intends to provide houses to 1 crore poor people by 2019 in rural areas. A total of 34.82 lakh houses have been constructed during 2014-15 to 2015-16.

Dwelling on the issues of drinking water and sanitation, Tomar said that providing safe drinking water is one of the top most priority of the government, and is committed to providing tap water on a sustained basis in every household by 2030 as per the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for which Rs 23,000 crore of central fund will be required annually till the target is achieved. The Minister said that the dream of ‘Har Ghar Jal’ cannot be realized without the involvement of the citizens.

The sanitation coverage has increased from 42 percent 2014 to 64 percent in the current year and more that 4 crore toilets were constructed. 

Under the 14th Finance Commission, Centre will be releasing more than 2 lakh crore rupees to Gram Panchayats for 5 years to undertake physical and social infrastructure projects in the villages. The Minister said that earlier about Rs 30,000 crore was allocated to the Panchayats in the 13th Finance commission, wherein Panchayats found it difficult to execute developmental projects in a holistic fashion. So far, Rs 51,234 crore were allocated to the states and 44 lakh panchayat functionaries were provided training.