3 crore houses constructed under Awas Yojana, PM Modi calls it ‘symbol of women empowerment’

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually attends the ‘Grih Pravesham’ of PM Awas Yojana-Gramin beneficiaries in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/ PIB)

New Delhi [India], April 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced the completion of 3 crores ‘pucca’ houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana for the poor and said, that the houses have also become the “symbol of women empowerment”.

“We have made an important step in our resolve to provide pucca house to every poor of the country. The construction of more than three crore houses has been possible only with the participation of the people. These houses with basic facilities have also become a symbol of women’s empowerment today,” tweeted PM Modi in Hindi.

Under the PM Awas Yojana (rural), the construction of 2.52 crore houses has been finished. For this, the amount of Rs 1.95 lakh crore was sanctioned.

As many as 58 lakh houses have been constructed under the PM Awas Yojana (Urban) so far. An amount of Rs 1.18 lakh crore was sanctioned for the purpose.

Every house comes with basic facilities, including the gas connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, water connection and electricity. (ANI)

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