New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday via videoconferencing inaugurated 1.75 lakh houses built in Madhya Pradesh under housing scheme Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) in a record time of less than two months. All of these houses have been built or completed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Generally, it takes an average of 125 days to build a house under the Yojana. In this period of Corona, houses were constructed in just 45 to 60 days,’ Mr Modi said.
The Prime Minister said the workers who returned from the cities during the lockdown contributed in speeding up the work.
Talking about development, Mr Modi said whether its the houses built under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana or toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, they are not only providing facilities to the poor, but also enhancing employment and empowerment.
The virtual event was also attended by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.