Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Tuesday that poverty can be eradicated through empowering people and aligning their power with good governance.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister virtually addressed the ‘Grih Pravesham’ of nearly 5.21 lakh Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin beneficiaries in Madhya Pradesh.
“When a hardworking government and the aspirations of the common man join hands, then growth and progress always remain limitless. Poverty is eliminated when poor people get empowered while their strength is aligned with good governance,” PM Modi stated.
He also said that around 5.21 lakh Madhya Pradesh families have received ‘pucca houses,’ which will “mainly empower the state’s women” and “open a world of opportunities for the poor.”
“This scheme is a step toward the empowerment of the poor and gives them hope for a bright future filled with possibilities. The 5.21 lakh homes also signify empowerment of women in Madhya Pradesh,” PM Modi said.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister stated that the programme to provide underprivileged people with pucca houses is not solely a government initiative. PM Modi said, “It is a commitment to give hope to the poor.”
“It is the first step to give courage to the poor to come out of poverty. When poor people have a roof over their head, they can focus on educating their children,” he said adding that despite the COVID pandemic, the government has ensured that the construction of ‘pucca houses’ continues without any hindrance.
“These houses are special because they include amenities like gas connection under Ujjwala Yojna, LED bulb connection under Ujala Yojna, toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, and water supply under the Har Ghar Jal Yojna,” PM Modi said, highlighting the key features of the houses given under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin scheme.
Traditional celebrations with conch, light, flowers, and rangoli were also held in the new houses erected under the plan in Madhya Pradesh during the ceremony.