Tribune News Service
Amritsar, March 6
The Municipal Corporation on Friday transferred an amount of Rs 60 lakh into the bank accounts of 120 eligible beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna(PMAY). Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu claimed that an amount of Rs 3.47 crore had been disbursed under the scheme till date.
He said under the scheme, 5,087 beneficiaries were sanctioned houses in the city out of which construction of 4,418 new houses and extension of construction in 669 houses was approved.
“Every beneficiary is eligible for a financial aid of Rs 1.5 lakh in four installments on the basis of the level of construction work. In the city, 540 beneficiaries have received the first installment and 180 of them have received the second installment, while 50 beneficiaries have been given aid for extension of construction in buildings,” The Mayor said.
Rintu claimed that the third demand-survey had received 4,108 applications out of which the MC had approved 2,105 applications and sent to the government for sanction. He said all councillors should inform the residents of their wards about the various government schemes and help them avail the benefits.