GUWAHATI, Aug 12: The visit to PMAY-G houses and night stay progamme, first of its kind in the country, by the officials of panchayat and rural development department ended on Saturday with a gesture of bridging the gap between beneficiaries and officials, an official release informed here on Sunday.
“This initiative will usher in a new bond in implementation of PMAY-G,” the release said.
A team led by minister of state for panchayat and rural development Naba Kr Doley, principal secretary, commissioner and senior officials of the department, several other minister, MLAs, MP and DCs participated in the programme.
Doley expressed his gratitude to all for making this event a grand success. He also directed all the field functionaries to address the problems identified during this visit by August 18.
Principal secretary (panchayat and rural development) Dr JB Ekka said the visit to PMAY-G beneficiaries’ houses and night stay must have enriched all with interaction with the beneficiaries and their families. All must have also learnt about their daily chores and the difficulties they face. He hoped that this experience will make all concerned more humane in approach in implementation of the rural development programmes.
Commissioner Dr. P Ashok Babu asked all field functionaries to ensure proper measures to the constraints faced by the beneficiaries in construction of the houses within August 18 so that the target of completing 2 lakh houses by January, 2019 may be achieved.
On other hand, the officials expressed that it was really an eye opener and innovative programme and a great learning experience and also committed to work hard to achieve the target and provide all the basic facilities to the beneficiaries.
Doley visited and stayed Saturday night at newly-constructed PMAY-G house of Munindra Das in No 1 Chengapara Village of Patharigaht in Darrang district. During the visit, the minister also paid homage to the martyrs of peasants’ uprising in Patharighat and interacted with SHG members, beneficiaries on rural development programmes. He has also surveyed incomplete PMAY-G houses and collected information in prescribed formats.