Arunachal Pradesh’s Naharlagun has been adjudged the ‘Best Performing Municipal Council’ under the Centre’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-Urban) scheme.

Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) municipal commissioner, Cheechung Chukhu received the award from Minister of State (in-charge) Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.

The award was presented virtually through a video conference on January 1 last.

A total of 88 beneficiaries from across the country were felicitated, three of whom were beneficiaries from Arunachal Pradesh.

Ponglu Phuksa Rangjang (Khonsa), Roto Tath (Ziro), and Phassang Yatup (Naharlagun) were awarded under the ‘Best House Construction’ category. The award recipients attended the programme through their respective NIC.

Puri said that under the PMAY-Urban scheme, 1.09 crore houses had been sanctioned against the demand of 1.12 crore houses, 40 lakh houses handed over to beneficiaries and 70 lakh more houses were under construction.

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