SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta conducted a high-level meeting on Friday to assess the allocation of 5-marla plots to eligible landless families in the Union Territory under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Grameen) or PMAY (Grameen).
More than 350 eligible families have received 5-marla plots after thorough verifications of their claims by the Deputy Commissioners. According to a statement issued to the press by the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), all eligible landless individuals in phase I will receive suitable land plots in the coming days in accordance with the scheme’s guidelines.
During the meeting, the Chief Secretary reviewed the allocations made by each Deputy Commissioner and stressed the importance of ensuring that deserving individuals are not excluded. He directed the officials to publicize the names of all beneficiaries and provide clear reasons for any rejected applications, ensuring that applicants are informed of the decisions.
Dr. Mehta also inquired about the state land retrieved in each district, its current utilization for public purposes, and plans for its future utilization. He urged the officials to develop a comprehensive utilization plan without delay.
In his remarks, the Chief Secretary emphasized the goal of achieving ‘Zero Houseless’ status in the Union Territory. He urged Deputy Commissioners to identify other landless residents who are domiciled in the UT and consider including them in the scheme. He noted that the administration would scrutinize their applications for the allocation of 5-marla land plots in the near future.