Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the Panchayat & Rural Development Department to take necessary steps for allotment of houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to all Divyangs (differently-abled) persons of the state.
At present, there are 1,30,411 identified Divyangs in the state.
While reviewing the implementation of PMAY in a meeting held at his conference room at Janata Bhawan recently, Sonowal asked the department to dash off a letter to the concerned ministry of the union government to resolve the issue relating to admissible disability percentage for extending the benefits of central government schemes to the differently-abled persons of the state.
At present, the admissible disability percentage for availing benefits of state government schemes is forty percent, where as in case of central government schemes persons with eighty percent disability only could avail the benefits. As a result, large numbers of disabled persons of the state are deprived of the benefits of the central schemes.
Chief Minister Sonowal during the review meeting also asked the department to complete construction of one lakh houses under the scheme within 30th September. Moreover, Sonowal also asked the department to settle all land disputes of the beneficiaries with the help of Deputy Commissioners before August 15.
Minister for Social Welfare Department Pramila Rani Brahma, Minister of State for P&RD Naba Kumar Doley, Legal Advisor to the Chief Minister Santanu Bharali and other senior officers were present in the meeting.