Gangtok, September 13( IPR): Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang inaugurated the first house constructed under Sikkim Garib Awas Yojana (SGAY) at Nandok, Syari constituency, today, and handed it over to the beneficiary. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Minister cum Area MLA,Kunga Nima Lepcha, Cabinet Ministers B.S. Panth and Bhim Hang Limboo, MLAs G.T. Dhungel and Em Prasad Sharma, Advisor, Tenzing Lamtha, Principal Secretary, RDD, C.S Rao, ADC (Development) Gangtok, BDO Nandok and officials.
Sikkim Garib Awas Yojna is a flagship programme of the State Government to facilitate housing for poor and to improve the quality of life of deserving households by providing basic amenities. It aims to provide pucca houses to approximately 3,050 beneficiaries from across the State.
The house constructed under SGAY is a single storey RCC structure, which consists of a living room, two bedrooms, kitchen, toilet along with TV and furniture comprising of 1 sofa set, 1 centre table, 2 almirah, 2 single beds, and 1 double bed. The house was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. seventeen lakh fifty one thousand including furnitures and a TV.
It may be mentioned here that the Hon’ble Chief Minister launched the Sikkim Garib Awas Yojana on October 8th 2020 at Manan Kendra, Gangtok.