Jharkhand-CM promises housing for urban poor by 2020

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20 Dec 2018

Housing for urban poor by 2020, promises Jharkhand Chief Minister

The Jharkhand government is making efforts to provide accommodation to all homeless in the urban areas by 2020, Chief Minister Raghubar Das has said yesterday.

Addressing a workshop in Ranchi on Center's flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yozana (Urban) (PMAY), Das asked the officials to process tenders by the end of this month, and begin work in January for timely completion of the project.

Plans

Prepare roadmap with area-wise details on dwellings required, stresses Das

"The goal is to build a roof for the urban poor by 2020, in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for 2022. The state government is making all efforts to provide homes by 2020," said Das.

The Chief Minister also stressed on the preparation of a roadmap with area-wise details on the number of dwellings required and the stipulated time for work completion.

Benefits

Ensure no middleman interrupts in distribution, Das asks officials

Stating that the benefits of the housing scheme should be distributed in accordance with the norms of the scheme, Das asked the officials to ensure that no middleman gets in the way of its distribution.

Urban Development Minister C P Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh, Urban Development Secretary Ajay Kumar Singh were among those present at the workshop on Wednesday.

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