Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday had a video conferencing-based interaction with the scheme under Prime Minister’s Awas Yojna Urban (PMAY-U) from 9.30 am to 10.30 am at National Informatics Centre to know the progress of beneficiary led construction (BLC) projects within city limits.
Through this direct interactive method, Prime Minister today interacted with city dwellers from six states. BLS project beneficiaries from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh participated at todays’ video conferencing process.
The video conferencing process was a step towards ensuring pucca houses for all beneficiaries and also trying to provide other schemes like Ujwala, Swachh Bharat and electrification besides the benefit of a completing housing ambience and neighbourhood.
The Prime Minister also hoped that these additional benefits will provide a sense of self respect and progress, security and health. He also emphasised that more and more women beneficiaries under BLC should come to the fore so that the benefits would translate down to the grassroots level.
Continuing his emphasis of more participatory approach by the women members of society, he also called for more and more involvement of women masons along with their male counterparts. There are also incentives for the women masons, who would work in the BLS projects.
The Prime Minister also asked the beneficiaries present at the video conferencing venue of NIC on how the urban schemes have reached them and how they are getting benefitted. While he requested the people to take the initiative forward, out of 20 beneficiaries present at the conference, 15 were women, proving that they are taking major decisions in their households.
Deputy Commissioner Srimanta Kumar Mishra coordinated the video conferencing event. Among others, Zonal Deputy Commissioners Binay Kumar Dash, Subhranshu Mishra and staff members of City Level Technical Committee and BMC were present.