In a significant achievement, Rajouri district administration has constructed 12044 Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana–Gramin (PMAY-G) and Awas Plus houses benefitting a large chunck of about 65000 people.
The district administration under the guidance and supervision of Deputy Commissioner, Vikas Kundal, worked meticulously under a well knit strategy towards successful completion of 12044 houses under these vital government schemes in the district. This achievement is a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of the district dispensation especially the officers of RDD and PRIs who overcame numerous challenges while achieving this milestone.
Pertinently, PMAY-G is an ambitious housing scheme being implemented by the government with an aim of providing housing for all. Over the last five years, the scheme facilitated construction of 12044 affordable houses in Rajouri providing shelter to over 65,000 people. The scheme replaced older houses, improving the infrastructure and sanitation facilities for those who now live in the new dwellings. Additionally, each of the constructed houses has a toilet which has greatly improved the public health and sanitation in the district.
Rajouri being a demographically dispersed district with the habitations spread, needed special focus and area specific planning for achieving the set PMAY-G targets. In this regard, the district administration evolved an effective strategy and worked hard to ensure the purpose of launching these ambitious schemes is met in all its forms. The officers were given a target of completion of 1000 houses per month across all blocks of the district. Besides, special IEC activities were also carried out and people were encouraged to build houses under the scheme.
Deputy Commissioner keenly monitored implementation of the scheme to ensure that the project was well planned and executed towards completion. He oversaw the initiative at every stage and made sure to engage with each and every beneficiary to ensure that the scheme’s objectives are fulfilled.