Agra: Narendra Modi launches affordable housing scheme, says 'every Indian to have house by 2022'

Addressing a large public gathering in Agra on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that 'Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana' is to benefit the working class, farmers and the deprived.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana – a housing scheme which aims at providing affordable houses to the rural poor by 2022.

"We want every Indian to have a house by 2022," Modi said.

Stating that the NDA-led government is dedicated to the poor, Modi said that even the 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' was started so that the poor can have a bank account.

"Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will ensure that the every rural house would have a gas connection and a stove," Modi added.

'Demonetisation highly appreciated by poor'

Speaking on demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes which has affected almost every other citizen of the country, the prime minister said, "The initiative of demonetisation was highly appreciated by poor people. Despite facing difficulties, they have supported us. I had said there will be some inconvenience, but I want to commend the people who, despite all that, are supporting us."

Assuring that the sacrifice of the citizens won't go in vain, Modi said, "Although you all are inconvenienced by this move, I have inflicted a lifetime punishment to the black money hoarders by banning Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes."

"I just want you to give me 50 days, things will fall in place after that.  Don't we know who all had invested in chit funds? Because of demonetisation, now all that money has disappeared," Modi said.

Updated Date: Nov 20, 2016 17:10 PM

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