11 married women elope with lovers after taking Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana money

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was initiated by the central government to update the financial status of poor families, however, these 11 married women used it to upgrade their marital status.

Eleven women in Uttar Pradesh have allegedly misused the money provided to under the yojana.

They allegedly took the first installments of Rs 40,000 and left their husbands then eloped with their lovers, says media report.

This has sparked a massive controversy in the state. This news was widely shared by people on the internet.

According to a report by Moneycontrol, husbands whose wives had taken the money run away with their lovers have reported this incident to the officials.

They have also lodged an FIR, reports Business Today.

The department has now decided to halt the next installment payment for these people.

This incident was reported from the Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh. As per reports, over 2,350 beneficiaries received the money under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme in the district. The beneficiaries reportedly belong to the villages of Thuthibari, Sheetlapur, Chatia, Ramnagar, Bakul Diha, Khasra, Kishunpur and Medhauli.

The reports further mentioned that the construction of many of these houses is already completed. Among the two thousand beneficiaries, around 11 women reportedly took the first instalment of Rs 40,000 and left their husbands and ran away with their lovers.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme, poor and middle-class families receive assistance from the government to build a permanent home.

The government provides around Rs 2.5 lakh for building the houses. The funds are allotted depending on the financial status of the families.

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