With this, more than Rs 700 crore were credited directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries on the occasion.
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention, taking into account the unique geo-climatic condition of Tripura, the definition of 'kuccha' house has been changed specifically for the state, which has enabled such a large number of beneficiaries living in 'kuccha' houses to get assistance to construct a 'pucca' house.
Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Dev were also present on the occasion.
About Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY)
The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana is a social welfare programme created by the Indian Government to provide housing for the rural poor in India. A similar scheme for urban poor was launched in 2015 as "Housing for All" by 2022.
To ensure that the PMAY-G provides assistance to those who are genuinely deprived and that the selection is objective and verifiable, it selects beneficiaries using housing deprivation parameters in the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data.