PM reviews flagship programmes in Assam

PM Manmohan Singh on Saturday reviewed the Indira Awas Yojana houses constructed in Assam.

Updated: Feb 19, 2011, 12:22 PM IST

Haligaon: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday reviewed the Indira Awas Yojana houses constructed here under a special scheme and interacted with the beneficiaries.

Dr Singh arrived amidst tight security at Haligaon village under Rampur Block of Kamrup (Rural) district where construction of 46 houses at the cost of Rs 38,500 has been
sanctioned under the Prime Minister`s Special Initiative of Multi-sectoral Development Programme (PMSIMDP).

The construction of seven houses has been completed. The Prime Minister visited the house of a daily wage earner Wajid Ali and asked him what he does for a living and whether his children were studying.

Ali replied that he was a daily wage earner and his children were going to college and schools.

Dr Singh appreciated that the children were being educated and asked Ali`s eldest daughter 17-year-old Mufida Begum about her education.

Begum said that she was a first year Higher Secondary student of DK College, Mirza.

The Prime Minister asked her what are her favourite subjects were and she replied they were Logic and Political Science.

When Dr Singh asked whether she liked getting the house from the government, Begum smiled and said all the family members liked it.

The Prime Minister was felicitated with a traditional `phulam gamosa` and bouquet of flowers by the villagers.

He did neither made any public speech nor interacted with the media at the village.

The Prime Minister later left for Jorhat where he is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of National Institute of Design (NID) AT 12:30 pm.

PTI