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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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Anna Hazare Breaks Fast After Government Assurance

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Anna Hazare finally breaks his fast after government assurance. IANS
Anna Hazare finally breaks his fast after government assurance. IANS
  • Anna Hazare called off his hunger strike after government’s assurance
  • He fasted in Delhi’s Ramlila Ground
  • He fasted against unfair crop prices, electoral policies and Lokpal appointments

Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday called off his hunger strike in support of his demands as the Central government sought six months to deal with his demands on fair crop prices, Lokpal appointment and electoral reforms.

Anna Hazare wants government to finish corruption completely and take steps in the right direction. Wikimedia Commons

“The government has agreed to demand on crop prices and agreed to take steps on the appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states as soon as possible,” Hazare said as he announced that he was going to break his fast.

Hazare said he had been assured regarding the new electoral reforms and implementation of the M.S. Swaminathan Committee report to address the agrarian crisis in the country.

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“The governments are meant for the public and it is government’s responsibility to provide the best service to its people,” he said.

Anna Hazare raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Anna Hazare has also raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi earlier. Wikimedia Commons

Hazare launched his agitation in support of his demands at the Ramlila Maidan here on March 23. Earlier, he had launched a movement against corruption in 2011. IANS