Uttar Pradesh topped the list of all states in the country under the centre’s flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G). More than seven lakh dwelling units were constructed in UP last year.
Addressing a press conference at media centre in Lucknow, Mahendra Singh, Minister of State (I/C) Rural D e v e l o p m e n t , said, “UP achieved 85% of its target by constructing 7,71,073 houses in one year to claim the top position while the national average in the implementation of this scheme for poor in rural areas has been just 34%. Moreover, the 7, 71,073 houses were constructed in just nine months.”
Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh claimed the second and third positions with 47% and 45%, respectively.
PM Narendra Modi had launched the scheme on November 20, 2016. The states were asked to achieve the consolidated targets for 2016-17 and 2017-18 in the last financial year.