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Madhya Pradesh Tribals Allege Corruption In PM's Flagship Housing Scheme

Madhya Pradesh Tribals Allege Corruption In PM Modi's Flagship Housing Scheme

Thatched roofs, and unplastered partitions and flooring, are a standard sight in Dindori district.


Members of the Baiga tribe, categorized as a Notably Weak Tribal Group (PVTG) by the federal government, have been demanding pucca homes below the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, a rural housing scheme for the poor. Nevertheless, they allege that rampant corruption has left them with half-finished kutcha homes and little hope of receiving the complete advantages of the central authorities’s scheme. wantpassport spoke to beneficiaries of the scheme within the tribal-dominated Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh. 

Thatched roofs, and unplastered partitions and flooring, are a standard sight within the Baiga dominated Gaura Kanhai village of Dindori, which is round 475 km from the state capital Bhopal.

One of many beneficiaries, Chote Lal Baiga, alleges that he needed to bribe officers to get cash sanctioned below the federal government scheme. “I needed to pay Rs 14,000 as a bribe to the village panchayat secretary and forest division workers for getting the funds launched for the home and getting wooden for a thatched roof. The panchayat secretary even took away my rooster saying it’s for the janpad panchayat CEO. I wished that my home needs to be pucca home, however the village panchayat secretary informed me to construct it as a thatched home because of non-availability of building materials,” he stated. 

A number of villagers backed up the declare, alleging that the native panchayat officers falsely geo-tagged the image of a distinct home constructed some other place.

Budh Singh, one other beneficiary below the housing scheme for rural poor, stated, “Round seven beneficiaries below the scheme, together with my brother Prem Singh, have been compelled to bribe the village panchayat secretary Gend Singh Paraste. My brother Prem Singh needed to pay Rs 30,000 to the village panchayat secretary for getting funds launched for his home which lacks a correct basis and is only a kutcha thatched home. Even my home is in an analogous state, owing to a scarcity of correct building supplies.

Stating that the scheme mandates pucca homes, the native income official, Tehsildar of the Samnapur tehsil Girish Dhulekar, stated, “There isn’t a provision of kutcha homes within the PMAY (Gramin). Even when kavelu (crimson ceramic roof tiles) have been used within the roof, the partitions must be correct and pucca.” Responding to allegations of village panchayat workers taking bribes from the scheme’s beneficiaries, he stated, “It will likely be probed.”

A couple of days again, BJP MP from Reeva had referred to the scheme and praised PM Modi in jest. “Modi Ji’s beard has plenty of homes. He shakes his beard as soon as, 50 lakh homes fall from it, he shakes his beard once more and one crore homes fall off,” he might be heard saying in a video. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a goal of offering housing to all of the homeless households of the nation throughout the subsequent two years i.e. by the yr 2022. In MP, 20 lakh 65 thousand homes have been accomplished in opposition to the goal of 26 lakh 28 thousand below the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin). In the final week of November, about 23, 928 homes within the Guna and Sheopur districts of the state had been permitted below PMAY (Gramin).



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