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Works worth Rs 23K cr done under Garib Kalyan Yojana: PM
Works worth Rs 23K cr done under Garib Kalyan Yojana: PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (TIWN) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the government had completed works worth Rs 23,000 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) and that the number of days to build a house under the PM Awas Yojana (Gramin) had gone sown from 125 days to between 45 and 60 days.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said: “With the handing over of 1.75 lakh new houses, about 2.25 crore persons have got their own houses in the last six years.”  Modi said that it reinforces the belief of crore of Indians that the government schemes made with right intentions are also realized and reach the beneficiaries.  “I can feel the satisfaction of my colleagues who have got their houses today, their confidence,” he said.  The Prime Minister said that of the 2.25 crore houses built across the country, 1.75 lakh were completed in Madhya Pradesh, which is a record. 

“Earlier, it usually took around 125 days to build a house. But during the Covid-19 pandemic, we took only 45-60 days ,” Modi said. He said that this happened due to the migrant workers who returned from the cities to their native places and joined the workforce.  “I am satisfied that under the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, works worth about Rs 23,000 crore have been completed in many states, including Madhya Pradesh,” the Prime Minister said.  Emphasising the functioning style of his government, he said that in 2014, after studying earlier experiences, the old scheme was first tweaked and then implemented with a whole new perspective in the form of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

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