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3029 houses under PMAY(G) at final stage of completion in Kupwara, dreams of poor families get fulfilled

KUPWARA: The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana -Gramin is successfully fulfilling dreams of several poor and vulnerable families of having their own pucca house.

In frontier Kupwara district, scores of poor and vulnerable ST families used to live in Kutcha houses, one-roomed temporary shacks or dark and muddy houses before implementation of PMAY(G).

With the coming of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, dreams of such families have been fulfilled.

In Kupwara district during financial year 2022-23 under (Non-SECC) PMAY(G), out of 3402 sanctioned houses, 3029 houses are at the final stage of completion despite heavy snowfall and harsh weather conditions during winters.

"Work on completion of PMAY(G) houses has been intensified in Kupwara district with the improvement in weather. Within a couple of weeks all houses will be completed" Said ACD Kupwara, Hilal Ahmad Mir.

Beneficiaries have hailed the efforts of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray and officers of RDD for making efforts in taking PMAY(G) to the poorest of the poor and vulnerable families in Kupwara district and getting most deserved including widow, STs and handicapped prioritised.

Posha Begum, whose husband Ghulam Muhammad Khan died in 1998 when her son Sulman Khan was merely one-month old.

Posha Begum didn't marry again, instead she took care of her only son. She took manual work under MGNREGA and menial works in the houses of neighbors to feed her child.

Posha Begum belonged to the most vulnerable and PHH category. She owned just 6 Marlas of land at Jugtyal Panchayat in Hayhama block where she was living in a temporary muddy shack in a miserable condition as rainwater and snow used to enter inside the shack.

Heavy snowfall during the winters in this high altitude village Jugtyal used to pose a serious threat to life of Posha and her son as they used to face severe cold when mercury dipped to its lowest ebb in winters.

A pucca house was a dream for Posha Begum but PMAY (G) came as a boon for her. She got an approval in 2022-23 Under Non-SEC, PMAY (G) vide Awas-plus ID No-138027469 and received Rs 130000 in three instalments.

With the help of this assistance she managed to construct and complete her dream pucca house. Now the family is living happily in their house.

Posha and her son also got 94 days work on construction of her house and received additional wages under MGNREGA (Labour component).

Posha Begum also constructed an individual house hold latrine(IHHL)under S.B.M and got an assistance of Rs 12000.

While thanking DC Kupwara, Posha Begum said that with the completion of her pucca house she has got a sense of security and will not suffer anymore in absence of her own house and roof over her head.

"It is only possible through the PMAY (G) scheme of the government of India and efforts of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray" Posha said.

Parveena hails from Hirri Qadirabad block of Kupwara district. Earlier, she used to live in a one-roomed wooden shack but today she has her own pucca house with the help of PMAY (G).

Similarly, Sayeeda Begum, another beneficiary of PMAY (G) from Hirri Qadirabad block of Kupwara, expressed happiness after completion of her house with the assistance under PMAY(G).

Several poor families in Kupwara district have constructed their own houses under PMAY-G.

Empowerment of women is becoming possible through PMAY (G) and women are also getting ownership rights with the help of PMAY-G.

Not only poor are getting their houses constructed under PMAY-G) but they are also getting benefit of other schemes like S.B.M, and MGNREGA.

Prime Minister's AWaS Yojna (Gramin) is focusing on deprived and the poorest of the poor households who live in kaccha houses or who are homeless. The rural housing programme not only provides a home to the poor but also generates employment for them up to 96 days work under MGNREGA.


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