Rural homeless in Maharashtra to get houses under PMAY: Rural development minister

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde today said rural homeless will be provided houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY).

The minister also said that the government has taken a decision to regularise homes of rural poor who have built houses on government land.

“The housing project for rural homeless would be on the lines of SRA (Slum Rehabilitation Authority) scheme which is in place for the urban poor,” Munde said while addressing a Sarpanch Durbar at the Mantralaya here.

About 200 sarpanchs from across the state who were directly elected by people participated in the meeting. On the occasion, Munde appealed to them to give a boost to rural development movement.

The Sarpanchs discussed the problems regarding rural housing schemes, funds received from 14th Finance Commission, gram sabhas, infrastructure development in rural areas at the interaction.