In a significant move aimed at transforming the lives of the underprivileged, the Jharkhand government has given the green signal to a massive housing project worth ₹15,000 crore. The initiative, titled “Abua Awas Yojana,” was unveiled by Chief Minister Hemant Soren during a press conference held on Wednesday. This groundbreaking project is set to offer affordable housing solutions to approximately 8 lakh families across the state, significantly improving their living standards.Jharkhand’s Abua Awas Yojana
The primary objective of the Abua Awas Yojana is to provide dignified living conditions to the impoverished and marginalized segments of society. These communities often grapple with the challenges of accessing fundamental amenities such as clean water, electricity, and sanitation. By addressing this critical need, the project aspires to uplift the living standards of these families and empower them to lead better lives.
The housing initiative will be executed in phases, with the first phase catering to 2 lakh beneficiaries. The selection process for beneficiaries will be based on rigorous socio-economic criteria. To make homeownership accessible, beneficiaries will only need to contribute a nominal amount of ₹50,000 for the houses, which will have a spacious carpet area of 31square meters. The remaining construction costs will be shouldered by both the state and central governments, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder the dreams of having a secure home.
Crucially, the Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana is not just about providing homes; it’s also a catalyst for economic growth. By employing local contractors and workers, the initiative will generate substantial employment opportunities within the community. This local-centric approach aims to boost the region’s economy while simultaneously addressing the housing crisis.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren expressed his vision for the project, emphasizing that it aligns seamlessly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s broader vision for the welfare of the underprivileged. He cited the Prime Minister’s flagship programs such as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana, and Ayushman Bharat as inspirations for this transformative housing initiative. The Chief Minister also extended his heartfelt gratitude to the central government for its unwavering support and cooperation, which has been instrumental in turning this vision into a reality.
This landmark housing project stands as a testament to the government’s commitment to social equity and economic progress. As it unfolds, the Abua Awas Yojana promises to not only provide roofs over heads but also pave the way for a brighter, more prosperous future for hundreds of thousands of families in Jharkhand. Stay tuned for further updates on this inspiring journey toward a better tomorrow.