Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually attends the house warming of PM Awas Yojana-Gramin beneficiaries in Madhya Pradesh on March 29, 2022. (Photo/PIB)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in ‘Grih Pravesham’ (House Warming) of about 5.21 Lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin in Madhya Pradesh on March 29, 2022, via video conferencing, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) informed in a press release.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union and state ministers, Members of Parliament and state legislators were among those present on the occasion.
Congratulating the beneficiaries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Once the poor are empowered, they have the courage to fight poverty. When efforts of an honest government and efforts of empowered poor come together, poverty is defeated.”
He said this campaign of providing pucca houses to the poor is not just a government scheme but a commitment to instil confidence in the rural poor.
“This is the first step of bringing the poor out of poverty. These houses reflect the service spirit and a campaign to make women of the villages ‘lakhpati’,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister said that his government has already handed over 2.5 crore pucca houses, out of which 2 crore are in the rural areas, and almost two crore houses are registered in the name of women.
“In Madhya Pradesh, 24 lakh out of approved 30 lakh houses are already complete benefiting, among other, Baiga, Sahariya and Bhariya samaj people.”
PM Modi also talked about providing free ration to almost 80 crore Indians and said that the government has spent Rs 2,60000 crore.
The Prime Minister said that in the last two and half years more than 6 crore households have been provided tap water connection for drinking water.
He also informed the attendees that how the union government is encouraging modern technology like drones and ancient system like natural farming to open up new avenues in the villages.
PM Modi also complimented Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for record procurement on MSP. (Press Release)