Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, August 4: The entire East Singhbhum district, including Jamshedpur, has not been listed in the housing plus scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Rural). Not a single person got the benefit of the scheme. The matter was placed before the Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh by MP Bidyut Baran Mahto during the parliamentary monsoon session.
The Jamshedpur MP told the Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh in New Delhi that the names of those people who were earlier deprived of the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Rural) were to be included in the Awas Plus scheme. For this, the government had accepted the applications through Awas Plus mobile app, but due to non-availability of mobile in remote rural areas and lack of network, a large number of beneficiaries were deprived of their registration.
After this, the government had given the registration option of the selected applications by the Gram Sabha through a web link. Later this list was also sent to the Central Government, then the names of the beneficiaries were sent through web link from their portal but were not shown. In this regard, the district administration corresponded several times with the state government, but the situation did not improve. As a result, the names of 79,008 beneficiaries of East Singhbhum district have not been registered in the list so far.
MP Bidyut Baran Mahto urged the Rural Development Minister to accept the list which was sent by East Singhbhum district administration through web link. In this regard, a proper link should be provided by the Center to the State Government, so that their geo-tagging taxable beneficiaries can avail the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Gramin). Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh said that taking cognizance of this matter appropriate action would be taken and appropriate guidelines will be issued to the officers concerned.
The MP has also suggested to the Union Minister that due to the problem of network and mobile phone, villagers had to face a lot of communication problems. In order to resolve the problem, the Deputy Commissioner of the district should be authorized so that the people who were deprived could be connected. MP Bidyut Baran Mahto handed a list of about 90 roads in various schemes under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) of East Singhbhum district, demanding repair of PMGSY roads post five years of construction.
A list of 40 roads and bridges were also given to the union minister. Another list of 26 roads was handed over to the Union Minister for the strengthening and repair of roads constructed under PMGSY Phase 3. In this way, a total of 50 schemes are lying incomplete. The Union Minister assured the MP that he would issue guidelines for the repair and construction of these roads at the earliest.
The MP described his talks with the Rural Development Minister as very fruitful. He said that the names of the remaining beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna would soon be registered in the list of the state government. The repair and construction of the roads that were handed to the union minister would solve the problem of rural roads in the entire East Singhbhum district.