Center warns Congress’s Bhupesh Baghel government regarding Prime Minister’s housing scheme

In Chhattisgarh, there is a face-to-face between the Bhupesh Baghel government of the state and the central government regarding the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Explain that due to the dispute between the two, people without housing are finding it difficult to get permanent accommodation. In such a situation, the Modi government at the Center has warned the Congress government led by Bhupesh Baghel in Chhattisgarh.

The Center has said that if the state is not able to implement the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin, the Union Rural Development Ministry will be forced to reconsider its support for other main rural schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. Let us inform that The Indian Express has written that this was stated by Rural Development Secretary Nagendra Nath Sinha in a letter to Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain on August 1.

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In fact, this warning of the Center has come after the Congress government of Chhattisgarh failed to release its share of money required to implement this scheme in the state. Sources said the Center had set a target of constructing 7.8 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin during the financial year 2021-22. But sources in the Union Rural Development Ministry said that the state was unable to release its share, forcing it to withdraw the target amounting to Rs 562 crore and the unsatisfactory progress of the scheme.

In 2020-21, the Center had given a target to construct 6.4 lakh houses under PMAY-G. Of which the state cited financial constraints and difficulty in releasing its share. The state had set a target of only 1.5 lakh houses for 2020-21. Letters were sent to the state government in June, September and November last year for which the concerned ministry urged the Chhattisgarh government on several occasions to release its share amount.

Sources say that even after this, the Chhattisgarh government neither showed satisfactory progress nor released the state’s share of Rs 562 crore. Sources said that Chhattisgarh is the only state where this scheme has faced problems in the last three-four years. In fact, the expenditure for PMAY-G is shared by the Center and the states in the ratio of 60:10. In the case of Himalayan states, union territories and states in the North-East, the ratio is 90:10.

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