Govt. Approves 1 Crore More Houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin)

Today Central Government has approved the construction of 1 crore houses with the financial investment of Rs. 81,975 crore for the period 2016-17 to 2018-19 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G).

According to the sources, over the approval of constructing 1 crore houses, the Minister of state for Rural Development Ram said that as per the provisional figures of Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011, approximately 4 crore rural households are homeless.

After calculating of the houses that were constructed under Indira Awas Yojana and state-sponsored housing schemes since 2011. After understanding how many houses are required, it has been estimated that 2.95 crores more houses, with an anticipated variation of ± 10%, need to construct to achieve the target of ‘Housing For All’ by the year 2022.

In the first phase of the scheme about, 1 crore houses are targeted for construction from 2016-17 to 2018-19 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Grameen, PMAY-G.

In order to achieve the target of housing for all by 2022, the remaining period from 2017 to 2022 will be decided after verification and finalization of permanent wait lists, based on SECC 2011 data by all States/UTs.

Besides, the technical support will also be provided to achieve the target of “Housing for All” a National Technical Support Agency (NTSA) for Rural Housing shall be set up at the national level.

In a real manner to achieve the objective of ‘Housing for All’ various features has been included into the scheme architecture of PMAY-G, some of which are as below:

  1. Comprehensive online monitoring through the scheme MIS-AwaasSoft.

  2. Increasing number of trained rural masons through Training, Assessment, and Certification.

  3. Availability of sufficient financial resources both in the form of budgetary support and borrowing from NABARD to meet the expenditure for construction of houses.

  4. Electronic transfer of assistance under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to resolve problems of delayed payments and expedite completion.

  5. Setting up of Programme Management Unit (PMUs) at the state and sub-state level to review progress on a daily basis, provide requisite technical support and facilitation and plug gaps in the implementation using administrative funds available under the scheme.

  6. Inspection and Geo-tagging of houses, through the mobile app- AwaasApp by beneficiaries to reduce delays.

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