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Central Government committed to fulfil people’s aspiration to own a “pucca house” : Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu

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New Delhi, April 20, 2017: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the central government was committed to fulfil people’s aspiration to own a “pucca house” and to boost rental housing a National Urban Rental Housing Policy has been formulated.

“National Urban Rental Housing Policy has been formulated and soon it will be taken for the Cabinet approval,” the Union Urban Development Minister said at a press conference here.

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Naidu also sought cooperation from the states in order to fulfil the commitment of giving house to every citizen of the country.

“Ensuring house for all in urban areas is a challenge and states should cooperate with the Centre in this connection.”

“The government has approved financing of the construction of 17.73 lakh affordable houses in 2,008 cities and towns,” he said.

The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) was an evidence of the government’s commitment to inclusive development and it has put an enabling ecosystem to provide speedy housing, he added.

PMAY was launched in June 2015, under which affordable pucca houses are to be build equipped with round-the-clock electricity supply and basic water and sanitation facility. (IANS)

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Rahul Gandhi Points at PM Modi to Vacate the Seat over Gas price Hike

Rahul Gandhi's twitter attack on PM Modi: Vacant your seat over the gas price hike.

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NEW DELHI: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi-led central government after the prices of cooking gas was again hiked, asking him to “vacate the ‘Sinhasan’ (post of the Prime Minister)”.

“Mehangi gas, mehanga rashan. Band karo khokala bhashan. Dam bandho kam do. Warna khali karo sinhasan (Expensive gas, expensive ration. Stop making hollow promises. Fix the rates and give employment or else vacate the post),” Rahul Gandhi tweeted attaching a news report of the hike.

Gandhi was referring to the price hike announced by the state-run oil firms on Wednesday.

The prices of the LPG cylinder’s went up by Rs 4.50, while the non-subsidised rates were hiked by a steeper Rs 93 per cylinder.(IANS)

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