Agartala: The present BJP government of Tripura has given utmost importance to fulfil the dream of people as well as the Prime Minister also has given utmost importance in providing house to every family living in the state through Awas Yojana.
As part of this, in the financial year 2021-22, pucca houses are being constructed for 2 lakh 28 thousand families in Tripura.
The government allocated Rs 2 lakh 71 thousand to make each one house.
During the erstwhile left front government, they used to build 5 houses per day in an average while the current government is constructing 28 houses per day.
This change in construction has been possible only because of the good will of the government and the mindset of working for the real welfare of the people.
Apart from this, electricity, drinking water, cooking gas connection and toilets has been constructed in the house keeping in mind the convenience of the people.
Tripura has been awarded at the all-India level for the successful implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the award to Tripura Urban Development Department Secretary Kiran Gitta in Rajkot, Gujarat.
It may be noted that a total of 87,226 houses have been approved for construction in 20 urban areas of the state under the Pradhan Mantri Awasan Yojana-Urban project as per six DPRs.
Out of this, the construction work of 70,640 houses has started. Construction of 53,302 houses has already been completed. The remaining 33,924 houses will be completed by March 31, 2023.
75 percent of households in Tripura are of semi-permanent and temporary category out of which 83 percent are in rural areas.
75 percent of the housing in the state is likely to be affected by natural calamities.
The lives of people living in mud houses in rural areas are at risk as the entire northeastern region, including Tripura, is marked as a No. 5 earthquake-prone zone.
GCI sheet roof production is more common in Tripura due to high rainfall.
But many poor people of Tripura did not get the benefit of this scheme as the GCI sheet roof were considered as Pucca house under the Government of India rules.
Hence a request was made to the Ministry of Rural Development to bring the mud houses allotted with GCI sheet by Tripura Government in 2018 under PMAYG scheme in respect of North Eastern States and Hill States including Tripura.
Accordingly, the Government of India has amended the existing rules and in Tripura, the houses were GCI sheets were given are also treated as Kutcha houses. As a result, 2,80,419 more eligible beneficiaries were identified in Tripura as compared to the 2011 survey, which is a major achievement for the state.
The names of 48,500 beneficiaries of the earlier list have already been finalised.