Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to kick-start the ‘Mukhyamantri Gramin Awas Nyay Yojana’ (MGANY) in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, ahead of the upcoming state assembly elections.
The scheme aims to provide financial aid to rural families without homes or those residing in makeshift houses.
Gandhi, alongside Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, will disburse initial grants ranging from Rs 25,000 to Rs 1.3 lakh per beneficiary during the ‘Housing Justice Conference,’ scheduled in the Parsada (Sakri) village under Takhtapur development block of Bilaspur district.
Of the 1.3 lakh beneficiaries, a significant portion, numbering one lakh, had already been on the waiting list for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) but had not yet received its benefits.
During this event, Rs 5 crore will also be credited to the accounts of 500 beneficiaries under the Mukhyamantri Nirman Shramik Awas Sahayata Yojana (MNSASY), initiated earlier this year.
MNSASY offers Rs 1 lakh assistance to registered construction workers under the Chhattisgarh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board for housing construction.
Additionally, Gandhi and Bhupesh Baghel will lay the foundation for development and construction projects worth Rs 524.33 crore in Bilaspur district and inaugurate various initiatives.
The conference will also see the distribution of appointment letters to 2,549 newly hired teachers.
Under MGANY, beneficiaries in remote areas will receive Rs 1.3 lakh for housing construction, while those in plain areas will receive Rs 1.2 lakh.
This scheme is expected to benefit 6,99,439 eligible beneficiaries who have long been awaiting assistance under the PMAY due to the central government’s inability to meet the target.