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ITANAGAR: Arunachal's Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY G) Nodal officer Tamo Rebi on Friday informed, that the state is going slow in assisting beneficiaries of the scheme.
In a webinar organised by the Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Itanagar, he informed that the state had targeted to aid 34,042 beneficiaries from 2016 to 17 to 2020-21, but has it has achieved only 4,517 beneficiaries.
PMAY is “Housing for All” scheme, undertaken by the central government to provide housing by the year 2022, especially the rural poor segment.
The slow implementation was because the online mode of procurement in four instalments was possible only in February 2020, he stated.
“An amount of Rs 1.30 lakh with a central share of Rs 1.17 lakh (90 per cent) is being given under the scheme for a dwelling unit designed by the PWD at an estimated cost of Rs 2.5 lakhs where 1.2 lakh comes for the beneficiary as materials,” Rebi said.
He further added that this scheme is meant only for tribals and about 2,247 have been achieved by 2020-21.
He also said that they have approached the state government for aid to ease the burden on beneficiaries.
(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)