Imphal: Union Minister of state for Social Justice & empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said his ministry is giving special focus in the northeast states including Manipur in the implementation of various social security schemes.
Athawale said his ministry released Rs 195.43 crore under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme during the 2014-22 which benefited a total of 10.18 lakh people. A total of 3.52 lakh people were given loans under PMMY amounting to Rs 1881.07 crore in the state during the period 2015-22.
Free LPG connection was provided to about 1.79 lakh below poverty line families in the state, the Union minister added.
The ministry has also released required funds for construction of 16,000 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural) and 6,000 houses under PMAY (Urban) during the same period, he
Athawale, who arrived here on Wednesday addressing the media said, the Central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taking up various developmental and social security schemes with other parts of the country.
Under Ujala Yojana, three lakh LED bulbs were provided to the beneficiaries at subsidized rates, the minister added.The Union minister also called on the Chief Minister N Biren Singh and discussed various issues.