Awaas Diwas/Awaas Week was celebrated at Jatalong VEC under Bhoirymbong C&RD Block today which was attended by Community and Rural Development Minister Hamletson Dohling.
PMAY-G beneficiaries from around 14 VECs and other residents of nearby villages participated in the event which was also attended by PWD (Building) minister, Dasakhiat Lamare, the Director C&RD Department and Mission Director State Rural Employment Society (SRES), the Deputy Commissioner Ri Bhoi, the BDO Bhoirymbong and officials from SRES, DRDA Nongpoh and Bhoirymbong Block.
Addressing the gathering, Dohling briefed about the aims of the Central and State government to ensure that all eligible beneficiaries are provided with a PMAY-G house which is assisted at the cost of Rs. 1.3 lakh per house.
He also informed that the beneficiaries can also avail an additional 95 person days through MGNREGA to construct their own houses and receive additional assistance of Rs 19,190 in the current year as wages. In addition, other benefits such as toilets, electricity can also avail loan at a low interest rate through banks.
The Minister urged all village heads and beneficiaries to also coordinate and build a good rapport with the officials for the smooth implementation of the programme with regards to registration, sanctioning and all other processes till the houses are implemented successfully. He urged all beneficiaries to come forward if there are issues with regards to the implementation which are still not clear so that officials can assist and clarify any doubts that they have.
Dohling also inaugurated a footpath constructed under the MGNREGA at Rs. 7.86 lakhs and inspected a house constructed under the PMAY-G scheme in the village.