Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a gathering at Jujwa village in Gujarat's Valsad town after he interacted with the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
The prime minister said that he dreams of every family owning a home of its own by 2022, when India will celebrate 75 years of independence.
He said that the homes built under the scheme are of high quality and nobody had to pay a single rupee bribe.
Here are the excerpts from his address:
"Gujarat has taught me a lot. This lesson has taught me to fulfil dreams within a specific time. My dream is that when the country celebrates 75 years of independence in 2022, there should be no family which does not have a house of its own," Modi said.
"Mothers and sisters could say with satisfaction that they got homes according to rules and they did not have to pay a single rupee bribe".
"Seeing the quality of homes built under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana, even you must have thought that the government homes can be like this. The government has given money, but along with it these homes have been built with the sweat of the family," he said.
"The family decided how will the house be, what material will be used and how will it be made. We did not believe in contractors but the family. When a family makes its own home, it makes it the best," Modi said.