A two day regional workshop under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin was organised at Conference Hall, Mizoram University which is attended by delegates from Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Tripura and Sikkim. Mr Lalruatkima, Minister of state for Rural Development department graced the workshop inauguration where Mr Gaya Prasad, DDG (RH) and Mr Prashant Kumar, AS (RH) were also present.

The minister expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, Rural Development department Govt. of Mizoram and the NIC team for their dedication and hard work in activating the State Nodal Account which will enable the implementation of the PMAY-G scheme which was on a halt for about a year. Mr Lalruatkima also mentioned that the Mizoram government flagship programme Socio-Economic Development project which will soon take off, is a developmental tool focusing on uplifting the socio-economic status of the people and that PMAY-G is going to play a crucial role in it. The minister highlighted on the impediment faced in the state for the implementation of the scheme, which was mainly due to the unreliability of the SECC 2011 data where many deserving citizens were left out of the scheme.

Mr Gaya Prasad, DDG (RH) and Mr Prashant Kumar, AS (RH) also adviced the delegates to make best used of the workshop for exchanging innovative ideas and share issues faced in implementing the scheme and to work together to find effective remedial measures to achieve ‘Housing for all by 2022’.

The forenoon programme was chaired by Mr Lalhmingthanga, Secretary, Rural Development department and the workshop includes Technical session with presentation on ‘Best Practices being followed in States’, Review of the progress under PMAY-G and Financial Reconciliation and Admin module.