New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that the state has scored the first position in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Talking to news agency ANI, he said, “I’m happy to inform that in rural areas, we’ve been successful in providing houses to 11 lakh poor families.” Also Read - At 9 PM For 9 Minutes, Candles Burn Bright as People Turn Off Lights, Unite to Fight Coronavirus Together

He further said that in the urban areas this scheme has benefited over 4 lakh families. Till now, lakhs of people have got a house due to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. This scheme is central to our endeavour of providing a house to every Indian. Also Read - Lockdown Will Be Lifted on April 15 But Crowding Won't be Allowed, Says Yogi Adityanath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always said that his government prime focus is to provide homes to all. “The NDA Government is giving great importance to the housing sector. We are working towards ensuring that every Indian owns a home by 2022 when India marks 75 years of Independence,” he had said while interacting with beneficiaries of the scheme.

Meanwhile, Minister of State, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, had said, “The target of 11 million homes by 2022 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) will be completed by the third quarter of 2019.”