Ranchi. Jharkhand Cabinet, while approving “Abua Awas Yojana” on the lines of PM Awas Yojana, has set a target of constructing three lakh houses for the people of economically weaker sections in a year. An expenditure of Rs 4,107 crore has been approved for this.
Under this scheme, a target has been set to build a total of 8 lakh houses in the next three years. These houses will be given to those people who have not been able to get houses under the PM Awas Yojana.
A total of 29 proposals along with this scheme were approved in the cabinet meeting held on Wednesday evening under the chairmanship of CM Hemant Soren. Before the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, this important scheme with a big budget is being considered as an election stroke of the Hemant government.
After the cabinet meeting, Hemant Soren said that our government has been taking historic decisions in public interest in every meeting. He said that people will get bigger houses under Abua Housing Scheme. Under this scheme, eligible beneficiaries will be given a 3-room house at a cost of Rs 2 lakh.
Let us tell you that in three years, approval for construction of about eight and a half lakh houses has not been received for Jharkhand under PM Awas Yojana. CM Hemant had announced Abua Awas Yojana on 15 August 2023. It was said that the needy will get three room accommodation.
Recently, the CM had also said that I had promised a three-room house for everyone in the state. Fulfilling the promise, I am going to launch the Abua Housing Scheme. In this scheme, priority will be given in allotting houses to families living in kutcha houses, housing diverse and destitute families, families belonging to especially vulnerable tribal groups, families victims of natural disasters, legally released bonded labourers.
In an important decision, the Cabinet has also approved the Chief Minister Rural Vehicle Scheme. Under this scheme, in the first phase, 250 buses will be operated by the government in rural areas. All senior citizens, school and college students, disabled, HIV positive, widows and Jharkhand agitators will be able to travel free in these buses.
Under this scheme, bus operators operating buses on prescribed routes will be given subsidy on vehicle purchase. Apart from this, permit and fitness fees will be waived. The Cabinet also approved the decision to invest the amount received by the state employees as pension in a financial institution and to sanction an amount of Rs 1 billion, 10 crore 24 lakh for payment of outstanding honorarium and incentive amount of Jal Sahiya.