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Jul 31, 2019
8:54PM

PM asks officers to work towards ensuring home for every family by 2022

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized the resolve of his Government to ensure that no family will be left without a home by 2022. He exhorted the officers to work diligently towards this objective and remove all hurdles coming in the way. 

In the first PRAGATI meeting of the new term, today, Mr. Modi strongly reiterated commitment for Housing for All by 2022. PRAGATI  is the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. 

Prime Minister reviewed the progress in the resolution of grievances related to the PM Awas Yojana, Urban. 

Prime Minister Modi also reviewed in detail, the working of Ayushman Bharat. 

Mr. Modi was informed that around 35 lakh beneficiaries have availed of hospital admissions and over 16000 hospitals have joined the scheme so far. 

The Prime Minister called for dialogue with States which could help in evolving best practices and further improvements in the scheme. He said that especially in the Aspirational Districts, a study should be done on the benefits and positive impact of the scheme. 

Mr. Modi sought to know what steps are being taken to curb occasional cases of fraud and misuse in this scheme.

Reviewing the progress in Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, the Prime Minister called for use of technology to evolve a mechanism to collect feedback from Divyang-jan, on accessibility issues being faced by them in public premises. 

He called for greater public involvement and sensitivity in finding solutions for promoting accessibility for the Divyang-jan.

Emphasizing the importance of Jal-Shakti, the Prime Minister called upon States to put in maximum efforts towards water conservation, especially during the current monsoon season.

The Prime Minister also reviewed the progress of eight important infrastructure projects in the railway and road sectors. 

These projects are spread over several states including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.


The 29 PRAGATI meetings in Mr. Modi’s previous term as Prime Minister saw a cumulative review of 257 projects with a total investment of over 12 lakh crore rupees. 47 programmes and schemes were reviewed. Resolution of Public Grievances was also reviewed across 17 sectors.

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