The government has achieved its target of 10 lakh houses under the flagship housing scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana within the stipulated time.
The houses were completed within time mainly due to direct payment of financial assistance into the beneficiary accounts and by providing quality training of house construction to rural masons.
Under the scheme, the target was to be achieved by November 30.
The government is aiming to construct more than 50 lakh homes for the poor in rural areas across the country by March 31 next year. While the overall target is to construct 1 crore new houses by March 31, 2019.
Source: Economic Times