June 6, 2018
Rural house construction – Nadia top district in India
After becoming the first district in the country to be declared open defecation free (ODF), Nadia gets another feather in its cap – number one in Gramin Awaas Yojana.
According to a Central Government report, the district achieved the feat for both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial years. For 2016-16, 98.06 per cent of the target of 48,520 houses has been completed.
The district administration had combined Gramin Awaas Yojana (earlier known as Indira Awaas Yojana) with Mission Nirmal Bangla and 100 Days’ Work Scheme to construct, along with houses, toilets, vermin pits and compost pits, too. LPG and electrical connections were also provided all across the district.
Over the two financial years, Rs 660 crore had been spent in all.
Thus, Nadia has become a beacon of development and for this, the active encouragement of the district administration by the Trinamool Congress Government is largely responsible. Under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bengal is a model across many aspects of governance.