Nagaland is targeting to provide pucca houses to more than 70,000 beneficiaries by 2022 through the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme.
Parliamentary Secretary for Municipal Affairs, R Tohanba said this during the first State Level Consultative Meeting with the administrators 23 Urban Local Bodies in the state for implementation of the scheme here today. A decade ago emphasis was upon rural development, but with increasing demand and growth trend in the urban sector, the Centre started focusing on urban sector, Tohanba said.
He called upon the administrators of the Urban Local Bodies to be sincere and dedicated to achieve the goal. The Parliamentary Secretary also reiterated the State Cabinet decision to hold elections to ULB’s very soon by implementing 33 percent women reservation.
Despite stiff opposition from the state’s apex tribal organizations, he said, the government took the decision as the State is losing huge amount of central funds meant for development for ULB’s.