Overcoming the hurdles posed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Maharashtra government has completed construction of nearly three lakh 23 thousand houses for the rural region and handed over the possession to the beneficiaries. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said under Maha Awas Abhiyan, another four lakh 68 thousand houses are being completed and would be handed over in a month.
AIR correspondent reports that three lakh 22 thousand 929 beneficiaries across the state were handed over the keys of their dream home under Maha Awas Abhiyan by the Maharashtra government yesterday. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said these houses would provide roof to nearly 15 lakh people. He further said another four lakh 68 thousand houses are heading towards completion under this mission and they will be handed over to the beneficiaries within a month.
With this the total number of houses constructed would be eight lakh which would provide shelter to about 40 lakh people. Speaking at the program held at the Sahyadri guest house , the Chief Minister said that the rural development department has completed the target by constructing these houses for the poor with remarkable speed and congratulated all the officers and employees engaged in this mission. Thackeray appreciated the feat of the department for implementing an innovative ‘brick mason’ training program under the mission, which has also provided employment to the women Self Help Groups by making available the necessary material required for the construction of houses from the Gharkul Mart.
Rural development Minister Hasan Mushrif, who was also present at the occasion, said that houses will be disbursed to all the beneficiaries in the waiting list of the current year, assuring that there will be no family in the rural areas of the state that will be left without home.