Sopore, Nov 12: Scores of the beneficiaries under the “Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana” (PMAY) who was supposed to get affordable houses on Friday staged protest in Sopore area of Baramulla district for not getting any benefiting from the scheme for three years.
Demanding justice, the protesters took out a protest march and gathered outside the office of Municipal Council Sopore.
“We do not understand why we are still not getting benefit from this scheme despite the fact that we were included in the scheme for the last three years,” protesters said.
“We have contacted the concerned department many times but so far we have received nothing but false promises. We have suffered so much injustice that we can no longer bear it,” said one of the protesters.
“We need an answer from the administration as to when we will benefit from it. We do not understand the reasons why we are being treated unfairly,” another protester said.
Protesters also claimed that the authorities have been taking new cases under the scheme while the old cases were pending.
“We do not understand why and how the new cases are being taken up,” they said.
The protesters have sought immediate intervention of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir so that their grievances are addressed at the earliest.
Notably, Housing for all scheme also known as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is an initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which affordable housing will be provided to the urban poor.
Meanwhile, an official said that considering the difficulties of the people, they have cleared this issue from administration side.
“Now it depends on officials of the Municipal Council Sopore and hopefully they will solve the same as soon as possible,” an official said.