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Rajasthan government, eyeing the 10-lakh figure, issued 7.17 lakh land allotment letters under Deendayal Upadhyaya Land Allotment scheme that aims to provide a permanent residence to Rajasthan natives…

Food, water, shelter, security, and jobs: these are the basic requirements of human beings in the world. Every citizen counts on the government to fulfill these needs. Out of these, providing shelter, jobs, and social security are three difficult jobs for the government. While Indian economy continues to boom in last few years, it’s an irony that nearly 276 million poor citizens in India are forced to live in the most dilapidated conditions, in temporary-shelters and slums. Things aren’t any different in Rajasthan the largest state of India.

The slum residents work day and night to make the lives of better-off people comfortable. In return, they live a miserable life themselves. Not to mention, they sometimes lose their ‘temporary shelters’ as they stand on illegally-captured or government-owned lands. However, things have changed for good in Rajasthan this time.

Realizing the pain of people living in temporary shelter, the government of Rajasthan decided to issue land allotment letters to the natives. The government introduced Deendayal Upadhyaya Land Allotment campaign (Deendayal Upadhyaya Patta Vitran Abhiyan) to fulfill this aim. The scheme was launched in the name of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya: the forerunner of Bhartiya Janta Party, and the patron of the poor.

According to Rajasthan Panchayati Raj and Rural Development minister Mr. Rajendra Rathore, the government aims to distribute up to 10 lakh land allotment letters by the year end. For this, they had held Deendayal Upadhyaya Gramin Shivir (rural camp) all across the state. The authorities allotted 1.46 lakh land deeds to SCs, 1.08 lakh deeds to women and 69,988 deeds to the STs. The weaker sections of the society received 10,982 allotment deeds on subsidized rates.

Starting from July 27 to July 31, the government will hold a ‘Mega Lang Allotment Campaign’ where they’re likely to solve shelter problems of the poor. Rathore added that they’ve successfully resolved 92% applications of land allotment. They’re making efforts to address the pending applications.

Concurrently, the government had spent Rs 1,561 crores for the construction of affordable houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The state has funded Rs 624 crores whereas the center has provided Rs 937 crores for the scheme. They’ve set the target of constructing 17 lakh houses for the lower-income groups. They have built 8.70 lakh houses so far. The construction of 1.60 lakh houses is likely to complete in three-four months.

The government is set to provide residence for all before 2020- a vision of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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