New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 1.75 lakh houses built in Madhya Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural) on Saturday (September 12).

The Prime Minister will participate in the program through video conferencing and will also talk with some of the beneficiaries of the scheme.

Modi had on Friday (September 11) said that this is an important step in achieving the goal of providing houses to the poor by 2022.

"This is another important step in achieving the target of giving a house to every family in the country by 2022. These houses built under PM Awas Yojana-Gramin are proof that the corona pandemic too could not stop the development works," PM Modi posted on Twitter.

The PMAY is a housing initiative of the Government of India launched in 2015 to provide affordable housing to the urban and the rural poor.

The target of PMAY is to build 20 million affordable houses by March 2022.

Meanwhile, PM Modi will also launch massive developmental works worth Rs 16,000 crore in next 10 days in Bihar.

Modi will take charge of the NDA in Bihar before the Assembly elections are announced. During this time, he will also interact with the people of Bihar during different programs. All events will be held virtually through videoconferencing.

These multiple projects will improve infrastructure and ease of living for the people of Bihar. These projects pertain to various sectors like LPG pipeline, LPG bottling plant, sewage treatment plan under Namami Gange, water supply schemes, river front development project, new railway line, railway bridge, electrification of various sections, construction of highways and bridges.