‘Five crore houses will be built for the poor by 2022’ said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while laying the foundation stone for ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ scheme in Chhattisgarh.
In the inaugural address at Naya Raipur, Modi said still five crore families in the country who don’t have a house after sixty years of self rule.
“Two crore of them are in the cities and three crore of them are in the villages. Every Indian should think what kind of India they want in 2022, when India will celebrate 75 years of Independence,” he said.
Prime Minister said that the Centre and the state governments will work together to ensure that five crore houses are built by 2022 for the poor.
“This is not an infrastructure project. This is a project being undertaken to strengthen the dreams of the poor,” the Prime Minister said.
He also said that the scheme will create a lot of jobs as sale of building materials like cement, bricks and others.
“Skill development brings so many opportunities for the youth. ‘Mudra Yojana’ is creating new entrepreneurs, youth must take advantage and become job creators” he said.
The event was attended by Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.
Prime Minister Modi has also launched the Shyama Prasad Mukherji National Rurban Mission at Kurubhat in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh on February 21.
This Five thousand crore worth Mission aims at development of rural growth clusters in all States and Union Territories. These clusters promote economic activity, skill development & local entrepreneurship. Later Prime Minister Modi headed to Bargarh in Odisha, where he addressed a public meeting.