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Maharashtra: 3.23 lakh homes built under rural scheme, 15 lakh people benefitted, says CM Uddhav Thackeray

10:49 AM Jun 16, 2021 | PTI

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said 15 lakh people had benefited from 3.23 lakh homes built since November last year as part of a state rural development department scheme.

Speaking at the virtual inauguration of Maha Aawas Abhiyan-Rural, Thackeray said the state rural development department had set a target of constructing 8 lakh houses in 100 days, and 3.23 lakh of these have already been built, while the rest would come up in a month's time.

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He said self help groups in rural areas had also benefited from the scheme as the construction material was procured from the 'Gharkul Mart' promoted by SHGs.

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The construction of the houses started on November 20 last year, and beneficiaries include the landless, construction workers etc, the CM added.

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