Raipur: Chhattisgarh state has made an important achievement for itself with the start of this New Year 2021, bagging an award by Government of India for its inclusive model of ‘Mor Zameer-Mor Makan’ under Prime Minister Housing Scheme.
In the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri awarded the winners today via video conferencing. Urban Administration Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Shivkumar Daharia received the award on behalf of the Chhattisgarh Government.
On completion of four years of the Mission under Prime Minister Housing Scheme, Government of India’s Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry had organized PMAY-U and Asha Award, under which Chhattisgarh has been awarded in three categories. This online award ceremony was attended by Department Minister Dr Daharia, Joint Secretary R Ekka, SUDA CEO Saumil Ranjan Choubey, and Deputy CEO Shailendra Patle.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has congratulated Urban Administration Department and all the winners for this important achievement. He added that State Government has been doing significant work in the direction of providing housing facility to underprivileged people, which has now been recognized and awarded by Government of India.
Urban Administration and Development Minister Dr Shiv Daharia said that Chhattisgarh state has also presented striking examples for the country. Chhattisgarh has maintained the top position in the country in terms of cleanliness and now it has also set an example for the Housing Scheme through projects like ‘Asha Chadi Parwaan’. It is a moment of pride for every citizen of Chhattisgarh, said Mr. Daharia.
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