Unveils plaque for Foundation Stone of housing under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at foundation stone laying ceremony of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, at Naya Raipur, in Chhattisgarh on February 21, 2016. The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh and other dignitaries are also seen.

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Unveils plaque for Foundation Stone of Electronic Manufacturing Cluster

Releases Chhattisgarh Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Policy

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today unveiled a plaque for the Foundation Stone of housing projects to be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri AwasYojana. At a function in Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh, the Prime Minister also unveiled a plaque for the laying of Foundation Stone of an Electronic Manufacturing Cluster, and released the Chhattisgarh innovation and entrepreneurship development policy.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana would benefit people who cannot afford a house themselves. He described this scheme as more than merely the construction of infrastructure; he said it is a way to help the poor realise their dreams. He said this scheme will also generate a lot of economic activity, and urged public bodies across all States to take the lead in implementation of this scheme. He described it as a step towards fulfilment of the vision of Housing for All by 2022.

The Prime Minister, congratulated the Government of Chhattisgarh for the innovation and entrepreneurship policy, and said that in the last fifty years, countries which have laid stress on innovation have benefited, and have experienced economic prosperity. He outlined the Union Government’s initiatives such as skill development and Mudra Yojana.

Earlier, the Prime Minister unveiled a statue of Sathya Sai Baba, unveiled a plaque for the inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Sowbhagyam – Centre for Human Development, and dedicated to the service of humanity, the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre for Child Health Care.