Beneficiaries of PMAY mostly affected people in the flood – MLA Joykishan

Beneficiaries of PMAY mostly affected people in the flood – MLA Joykishan

Written By: / Monday, 23 May 2022 17:38

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Imphal, May 23:

MLA Khumukcham Joykishan today said that the beneficiaries of the Prime Minister Awaz Yozna have become the most affected people by the flood caused due to the incessant rains while appealing to the government to release the fund for the construction of the houses under the Housing for All scheme. The MLA also said that most of the works sanctioned under the MAHUD department of the government of Manipur have not been taken up by respective agencies even as funds have already been sanctioned.
Speaking to reporters at his Thangmeiband residence, MLA Khumukcham Joykishan said that beneficiaries of the PMAY have entitled a sum of Rs. 1 lakh 60 thousands each for the construction of their respective houses. The government sanctioned half the amount of the total amount to some and as per guidelines the beneficiaries have to complete the construction of the foundations for sanctioning of the remaining portion. Some beneficiaries have started construction of the foundation by borrowing money without getting the first installment. However, as the second installment has not been released to date the beneficiaries are not able to complete their houses and thus take refuge with relatives or at rent houses. The MLA said that during this flood caused by the incessant rains these people suffered the most and are not noticed by the government as well as the media and the society.
MLA Joykishan appealed to the government to release the remaining fund under the PMAY at the earliest possible time. If in case the center is yet to release the fund, the MLA urged the state government to make it clear to the people.
On the other hand, MLA Joykishan said that works sanctioned for the construction and repairing of drains, children's playgrounds among others under the MAHUD of the government of Manipur have not been taken up till today. He said that funds of the works sanctioned have also been already released however, for reason best known to the implanting agencies, none of the works has been taken up in the Imphal Municipality Corporation area.
“I have taken up this matter with the MAHUD Minister and he also assured me that the works be taken up and complete soon, however, after a month of the assurance no works are seen taken up”, Joykishan said.

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