Port Blair, July 27: P. Yeranna is a private labourer residing with his wife and two sons at Mayabunder village. This landless family was deprived of having their own house as they were economically weaker. Due to some health issues, the head of the family, Shri. P.Yeranna is presently incapable of working. The elder son is working in a bakery, and that is the sole income for the family. They were managed to live in a dwelling house (Katchha House) for many years.
Through the Department of Rural Development initiative, this family was selected under PMAY-G’s flagship scheme. MrP.Yeranna was allotted 50sq. Mt land at Mayabunder Village, block no 1 and he also received One Lakh twenty thousand rupees (1,20,000/-) in three instalments for construction of his house. He has completed his home recently and happily staying in his own house with his family.
Shri. P. Yeranna shared that the dream of his own home coming true and he conveyed his deep gratitude to the department of RD, PRI, ULBs for taking the initiative for marginalized persons like him who cannot contract their own house due to financial crises.
The Pradhan MantriAwaasYojana (PMAY-G) initiative of the Government of India aims to provide affordable housing to the urban poor by the year 2022. This scheme aims to simplify the process of constructing a home for the poor and weaker sections of society.
Due to the active and prompt action by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration, many homeless like P.Yeranna fulfil the dream of having their own house. The Andaman and Nicobar Administration, in collaboration with the Department of Rural Development, is working in grass root level to provide home to all homeless and economically poor section through the PMAY –G Scheme.