Steel houses are very strong and economical. So the government will provide the houses made of steel to the poor. Steel minister Birendra Singh has indicated this. In a press conference held in connection with the achievements of three years of steel ministry, Singh said that under the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana, the Steel Ministry is making efforts to provide houses made of steel for Rs two lakhs under the scheme of providing cheap houses to the poor.
Under the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana, an allocation of Rs 1.5 lakh per house, whereas this amount is Rs 1.60 lakh for the hill areas. Apart from this, the Rural Development Ministry provides help of 70 thousand rupees through banks. In this way the total amount is made upwards of two lakh rupees.
Most of the steel can be used to make houses in such a cost easily. These houses will not only increase the consumption of steel in the country, but also they will be built faster. After looking at such houses in Gangtok, we have discussed whether we can increase the durability of houses by using such strong steel structures. Later, Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma told that the government of Chhattisgarh is ready to make such houses. Discussions are being held with other states and bodies.
Birendra Singh said that there has been a complete improvement in the steel sector in three years. Earlier this area was suppressed by debt and it was also a major problem for the bank and the Reserve Bank. At the same time, India is going to be the second largest steel producing country in the world. In the past financial year, we will achieve this achievement by overtaking Japan. Before this, in 2015, we had become the third largest crude steel producer in the world by overtaking America, while our position was fourth by 2014.