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PMAYG Scheme Meant To Empower Poor: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated 1.75 lakh homes constructed underneath the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) in Madhya Pradesh together with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and stated that the scheme was meant to empower the poor.

Modi inaugurated the homes via videoconference from Delhi and interacted with the beneficiary.

Talking on the event, the Chief Minister stated: “Today, the entire state is cheerful and happy. The Prime Minister today fulfilled the dreams of thousands of poor people of Madhya Pradesh.”

Interacting with a beneficiary, Pyarelal, the Prime Minister requested: “Did you ever think that you will get your own house? And what did you cook on the occasion of housewarming at your new house?”

Pyarelal replied that he felt assured after he noticed different beneficiaries get houses from the federal government. He additionally stated that he had cooked meals and likewise ordered some sweets.

Modi then requested when he bought approval for the brand new home underneath the federal government scheme, to which Pyarelal stated that the approval was accorded in 2019 and he bought it 15 days earlier than the deadline.

The Prime Minister additionally enquired if any middlemen had tried to the cash from him, to which Pyarelal replied within the destructive.

Modi identified to Pyarelal that after getting a brand new home, his duties had elevated and now he wanted to care for the schooling of his youngsters.

Modi additionally stated that this scheme was not solely meant to supply pucca homes to the poor but in addition to make them self-confident in order that they overcome small points and sleep peacefully in order to present 100 per cent to their work.

“Our motive is to make the poor empowered and giving them the strength to grow,” Modi stated.

Narendra, one other beneficiary from Gwalior, advised Modi that his daughter had died of a snake chew after they have been dwelling in a makeshift home.

“But I got support from the government and now we have a new house. I have also bought a buffalo and do sewing for a living,” Narendra stated.

Modi jokingly requested the beneficiary if he deliberate to contest elections after the latter appreciated him for revoking Article 370 of the Structure.

Narendra’s spouse additionally thanked the Prime Minister for schemes just like the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana and prolonged an invitation to him for lunch at her new home, which Modi accepted.

Declaring that Narendra and his spouse have been joint beneficiaries, Modi stated the PMAYG was additionally meant to empower girls.

(IANS)

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