New Delhi, India): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced the completion of 3 crore ‘pucca’ houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana for the poor and said the houses have also become a “symbol of women empowerment”.

“We have taken an important step in our resolve to provide pucca houses to every poor of the country. The construction of more than three crore houses has been possible only with the participation of the people. These houses with basic amenities have also become symbols. Today of women empowerment,” PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.

The construction of 2.52 crore houses has been completed under PM Awas Yojana (Rural). An amount of Rs 1.95 lakh crore was sanctioned for this. So far 58 lakh houses have been constructed under PM Awas Yojana (Urban). Rs 1.18 lakh crore was sanctioned for this. Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, basic facilities including gas connection, water connection and electricity are available in every household.