84-year-old Jodhyabai, who lives in Lorha village in Madhya Pradesh, is popularly known as ‘Aman’. She won the Padma Shri award but still seems disappointed. They say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan promised to give Pukhta Ghar, which has not yet been fulfilled.
It should be noted that Jodhya Bhai is a worker turned painter and has made headlines many times for her talent. Despite her fame, Jodhyabai or Amma still lives in a house made of mud and mica. According to a report published on ‘TV9Hindi.com’, Amma says, “With folded hands, I have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to give me a solid house.” And the house was promised 10 months ago. It was when she was conferred with the Nari Shakti Award and the function was held in Delhi,” she adds. “I hugged PM Modi, expressed my pain to him and told him. that I don’t have a solid house. After that, they promised to give me a house.” Amma says that after the promise was made, she made several rounds of the government office in Amria village, even went to Bhopal, but some to no avail.
It should be noted that Jodhyabai is among the 91 persons in the country who have been honored with the Padma Shri award. The Padma Shri is India’s fourth highest civilian award. Notably, Jodhyabai has two sons who work as laborers and have houses under the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme. The house of the two sons was built near the mother.
However, in Jodhyabai’s case, senior panchayat officer KK Rekwar says her name was not in the list of beneficiaries of the prime minister’s housing scheme, while her sons’ names were included in the list. This is the reason why the sons were given the benefit of PM Housing Scheme. However, the official also said that Jodhyabai is being given the benefit of subsidized LPG gas and a pension scheme. As far as the Prime Minister’s housing scheme is concerned, the state government has to take a decision in this regard.