New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Rs 2,391.36 crore Mandal dam in Jharkhand that will provide irrigation to 19,604 hectares in Palamau and Garhwa districts.

Addressing a crowd in Palamu, Jharkhand, the Prime Minister said that it was wrong on the part of the Congress to claim that the NDA government has merely changed the names of UPA era schemes. He said that the houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana have all the basic amenities including electricity, kitchen, and bathroom; whereas, the older houses under a similar scheme just had four walls and a roof.

“We are in the process of providing houses for all. You have seen the condition of houses provided earlier. We are not only providing houses but bathrooms, electricity, and gas connections as well,” Modi said.

Criticising the UPA government, Modi said that under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, houses are registered in the name of women.  “Earlier, these houses took 18 months to be built, now less than 12 months. The UPA would need another 25 years to match up to the number of houses we have built. Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, houses are registered in the name of the eldest woman in the house,” he said.

Not only houses, but people are getting respect and confidence. The middle class is also getting benefits, the Prime Minister said.

“We didn’t make Narendra Modi Awas Yojana, we didn’t make NaMo Awas Yojana, we didn’t make Raghubar Das Awas Yojana, we made Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana so that the next PM can take the work forward,” he added.