PMAY-Gramin to achieve housing for all by 2020, connectivity of rural roads to improve

PUNE: Rural housing has received a great boost in the annual budget announced by to finance minister The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) set out to reach the goal of housing for all by 2020.

According to data from the rural department, there are a total of 1.54 rural crore households that have been completed in the last five years and in the second phase of PMAY-G, from 2019-22, it is proposed that 1.95 households be provided crore to the eligible beneficiaries The houses will have services such as toilets, electricity and LPG connections.

In addition to rural households, the budget also focused on good roads in rural areas under the (PMGSY) that contemplate improving 1,25,000 km of road length over the next five years, with an estimated cost of Rs. 80,250 crore.

In order to accelerate the speed of achieving universal connectivity of eligible housing, the goal of compliance was advanced from 2022 to 2019 and, according to the ministry, all-weather connectivity has now been provided to more than 97% of such housing. .

The achievement was possible by maintaining a high rate of road construction from 130 to 135 km per day in the last 1000 days, said sources with the Ministry of Rural Development. The ministry has added that 20,000 km of PMGSY roads have been built using green technology, plastic waste and cold mix technology, thus reducing the carbon footprint.

The to finance minister also had mentioned about the Ujjwala and Saubhagya Yojana and has assured that by 2020_ the 75th year of India’s independence every single rural family will have electricity and a clean cooking facility. Presently, household access to clean cooking gas covers 7 crore households with LPG connections.