PM Modi launches Pradhanmantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) in Agra
Nov 20 2016 by Johnny Bowman
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana - a housing scheme which aims at providing affordable houses to the rural poor by 2022.
Taking about the Kanpur rail tragedy, the Prime Minister said, 'This morning, there was a rail accident near Kanpur.
-- Shifting track to the aftermath of the Centre's demonetisation decision, Modi said Rs 5 lakh crore had been deposited in banks since the scrapping of Rs 1,000 and 500 banknotes was announced on November 8, 2016.
PM added, "My thoughts are with the bereaved families". Shri Modi said that NDA Government has initiated several steps for the welfare of people across the country. "Today I launched Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojna so that poor people can have a house", said Modi.
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Stating that his government wants every Indian to have a house by 2022, when India celebrates 75 years since attaining freedom, he said, 'When we are undertaking this initiative to build houses, it also means so many people get employment'. "Years after Independence so many villages lack access to electricity". The poor and the middle income group people were forced to convert white into black to pay schools or buy houses. "They are honest citizens and our efforts will help them".
"This decision on currency notes was not taken to trouble anyone".
"The five hundred and thousand rupee notes ceasing to be legal tender has adversely affected those in fake currency rackets and narcotics". It was taken to secure the future of our youth. The PM said that his government was "dedicated to the poor" and that thanks other schemes - such as Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana - the poor have bank accounts, and there will soon be a gas connection and a stove in every poor household.