More than 18 lakh families to get approval for housing construction in the state

First cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo Sai

Several important decisions taken in the interest of common people

 Raipur, ( | The first meeting of the newly-constituted Cabinet was chaired today by Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo Sai at Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan). At the meeting, an important decision was taken for the homeless families in rural areas of the state.  Cabinet has decided to release required funds and provide immediate approval for construction of houses for 18 lakh 12 thousand 743 families in the state.  Deputy Chief Ministers Shri Arun Sao and Shri Vijay Sharma were present in the meeting.
Furthermore, Cabinet has decided that the remaining eligible families (6,99,439) in the permanent waiting list under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (rural) and the eligible families in the Awas Plus list (8,19,999) will also be given approval for housing.  Cabinet has decided to expedite the ongoing construction of 2,46,215 houses under the scheme.  Under Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana, prompt approval will be given for construction of 17,65,653 houses and other 47,090 houses for a total of 18,12,743 eligible families in the state and the funds required for the construction will also be sanctioned.