Jaipur, Dec 14 (ANI): Marking the three-year tenure of the Congress Party ruled state government, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asserted that the government fulfilled majority of the party's manifesto promises.
Talking to reporters here, Gehlot said that his government was now focused to provide a house to every person living in the state.
Urging the Central Government to sketch a new law proving citizens a 'right to shelter', Gehlot announced a rupees 34 billion package to build 10 million homes in the state over the next three years.
"I have urged the government in the presence of the Prime Minister that like the different rights prescribed by the government, a new right called 'right to shelter' should also be allotted to the people of this country. It has been the theme of my governance and I have achieved that goal because by taking a loan of rupees 3400 crore we will build 1 million homes under the Indira Awaas Yojana (Indira Gandhi rural home scheme) in Rajasthan over the next three year," he said.
"The initial 60,000 houses per year, under the scheme would take 22 years to build a home for every family. We made this target and we plan to expand. We want every person to have a home, either big or small, but it should be concrete," he added.
He assured that the considerably mammoth amount, taken on loan by the state government, would be paid full, without putting any burden on the beneficiaries under this scheme, the district authorities or even the village panel.
"The state government will repay the loan amount with interest without putting any extra burden on the beneficiary, the district authority or the village authority. I think this scheme is wonderful," Gehlot added.
Further terming his three years governance of the state as a success, Gehlot was quick to compliment the United Progressive Alliance for providing adequate funding and support to his state government, a facility, which, according to him was missing during the National Democratic Alliance government. (ANI)