Over two lakh houses to be constructed this year for poor in State: Narendra Singh Tomar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jan 2017 10:37:18

Staff Reporter,


Jan 2,

Union Panchayat Minister lauds Chhattisgarh Govt for effective implementation of schemes

Union Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today reviewed the progress of schemes in Chhattisgarh under Panchayat and Rural Development Department, at Pahuna guest house in the capital. Tomar praised Chhattisgarh Government for its effective implementation of various central schemes including Prime Minister Rural Housing Scheme, Clean India Mission and National Rural Livelihood Mission. Tomar told that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced allotment of additional 33 per cent houses to Chhattisgarh under the target given for year 2016-17 under Rural Housing Scheme. He directed officials concerned to revise the action plan as per the revised target given.

Chhattisgarh Panchayat Minister Ajay Chandrakar handed over a memoradum to Union Panchayat Minister Tomar and drew his attention towards development works in progress under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). Chandrakar also informed him about the development works underway in Naxal-affected areas. Impressed with the development works underway in sensitive areas of state and on request of Minister Chandrakar, Union Minister Tomar considered Chhattisgarh eligible for the second-phase and assured of releasing additional sanction. Senior officials of the department were present in the meeting.

Tomar reviewed progress of Clean India Mission (rural). Chandrakar informed that Cleanliness Mission has become a public movement in state, in which public representatives, social workers, NGOs, and villagers are actively participating. The state has target to make Clean Chhattisgarh by October 2, 2018, under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh.

Chandrakar informed that presently, two districts, 33 development blocks, 5330 Gram Panchayats and 9360 villages have been declared as ‘Open Defecation Free’. Out of 26.76 lakh families of rural areas that had no toilets at home, more than 17.21 lakh families now have toilets in their houses. 15 out of the 16 MP’s Model Village and 79 out of 90 MLA’s Model Villages have been declared as open-defecation free. Tomar praised the effective and speedy implementation of Cleanliness Mission in State. Tomar also took note of the progress of Hamar Chhattisgarh Yojana and National Rural Livelihood Mission.