Hamirpur (HP), April 4(UNI): Own your house construction scheme of the state government has proved to be a big boon for the poor people of the district who were houseless earlier.
In Hamirpur district, financial assistance was being provided to eligible families for the construction of houses under various housing schemes. An amount of about five and a half crore rupees has been provided in the district in the last three years under the house construction grant scheme operated through the Welfare Department. About 400 eligible families belonging to Scheduled Castes, Tribes, and Other Backward Classes have been benefited under this scheme during the last three years.
It’s pertinent to mention here that the present state government has set a target of building ten thousand new houses under various housing schemes in rural and urban areas under the leadership of Chief Minister, Jairam Thakur.
Under the Golden Jubilee Shelter Scheme, 5,100 houses will be constructed for the eligible persons belonging to Scheduled Castes. 3,100 houses will be constructed under Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana, one thousand under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), and 800 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural). It is estimated to cost about 160 crores.
It’s worth mentioning here that during the last three years, 3,392 houses have been constructed by providing an amount of Rs 46 crore 35 lakh for the construction of houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to socially and economically homeless people.
According to the data, during the year 2018-19, 89 eligible families were provided assistance of Rs 1, 15, 70,000 for construction of houses under the house construction grant scheme in the Hamirpur district. These include 60 scheduled castes, one tribe, and 28 other backward class beneficiaries.
Similarly, during the year 2019-20, 88 beneficiaries were provided a grant amount of Rs 1, 14, 40,000 for the construction of the house. These include 69 scheduled castes, one tribe, and 18 other backward class beneficiaries. In the year 2020-21, Rs. 3, 12, 00,000 has been provided to 217 beneficiaries in the form of a house construction grant, which includes 197 Scheduled Castes, two Tribes, and 18 Other Backward Classes beneficiaries.
Balwinder and his family of Gram Panchayat Neri expressed their gratitude to the State Government and Chief Minister Jairam Thakur for helping them with the construction of a house for which they were given a sum of one lakh fifty thousand rupees as help.
Similarly, other beneficiaries of these schemes in the district say that the way the state government was helping them proved that the government was pro-people and had full love and faith for the masses.