PATNA: CM Nitish Kumar on Thursday announced payment of Rs 60,000 each as assistance to homeless people to purchase land so that houses could be built for them under PM Awas Yojana (PMAY) at a cost of Rs 1.2 lakh.
The CM said registration fee would not be charged on the purchase of land under the new scheme called CM homestead land assistance scheme, which is aligned with the CM Gramin Awas Yojana.
The CM recalled he had announced the homestead land scheme and the CM Gram Awas Yojana in his Independence Day speech at Gandhi Maidan this year. The rural development department has already started implementing the two schemes, he said at a function held on the premises of Samvad.
Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and rural development department (RDD) minister Shrawan Kumar, along with senior officials of the department, were also present on the occasion.
The CM said the list of beneficiaries of homestead land assistance scheme had been prepared on the basis of the socio- economic caste census done in the state. It will benefit people belonging to the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and extremely backward caste sections, he added.
He said work had also started under the Gram Parivahan Yojana under which five persons of a block would be given Rs 2 lakh, including Rs 1 lakh as subsidy, to purchase vehicles to carry passengers between the block headquarters and their villages.
The CM said several other schemes meant for the poor and the deprived sections would be announced as part of the celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi which would continue till next year.
He said three of the seven resolves of the government were already under implementation. While 35% reservation to women in police forces and other government jobs had been started in February 2016, the two schemes meant for youths of the state were also under implementation.
As for the remaining four resolves of the government, the CM said every household would have toilet by next year under Lohia Swachhta Scheme. Similarly, every household will have power connection by the end of this year. The work on the supply of piped drinking water has been going on briskly, while the plans were under execution to provide pucca street and drainage in every village.