PM Modi says, women were given ownership rights of 2 crore houses under PM Awas Yojana
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that under PM Awas Yojana, women have ownership rights of about 2 crore houses. Mr Modi said this ownership has strengthened the participation of the women in the financial decision-making of the household.
Prime Minister was addressing a ‘Grih Pravesham’ function of about 5.21 lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin in Madhya Pradesh yesterday via video-conferencing. Mr Modi said, the Union government’s scheme of providing pucca houses to the poor will make women of the villages Lakhpati. In a dig at the Opposition parties, Prime Minister said, earlier political parties did not do enough for the poor despite their professed stance. Mr Modi said, once the poor are empowered, they have the courage to fight poverty. When efforts of an honest government and efforts of empowered poor come together, poverty is defeated, he said.
Reiterating the government’s commitment to enhance the dignity and ease of living of women, the Prime Minister said in the last two and half years more than 6 crore households have been provided tap water connections for drinking water.
Mr Modi said, this government has already handed over 2.5 crore pucca houses out of which 2 crore are in the rural areas. Not even the pandemic could slow this campaign, the Prime Minister said.
Mr Modi said, houses under PMAY come equipped with toilets, electricity connections, LED bulbs, gas connections, and water connections, saving the beneficiaries the hassle of running around for these benefits.