New Delhi, 14 November
Emotions ran high at a Sunday event, where PM Narendra Modi transferred the first installment of money to poor Tripura families, who are entitled to brick-and-mortar homes.
Beneficiaries ranging from single women to poor people from minority and tribal communities expressed surprise at receiving funds immediately, with the prime minister criticizing past practices where people could not access benefits without paying bribes.
The PM said that the double engine government of BJP at the Center and Tripura is sincerely engaged in the development of the state. “The money transferred today has given a new impetus to the dreams of the people of Tripura,” said the PM during his virtual speech from Delhi. Over Rs 709 crore transferred directly into bank accounts to over 1.47 lakh beneficiaries (Rs 48,000 each) Said after doing As the first installment for construction of houses under PMAY-G of Tripura. – tns