Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin: Govt. to Unveiled Beneficiaries List on April 24

According to the published latest news, the government has decided to roll out the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin and the list of beneficiaries will be sent for a final verification at gram sabha level which has been prepared by Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011(SECC).

The official sources said the list will be made public in each gram sabha on the BR Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary celebrations on April 24. A senior government official has also said that this is the actual test of SECC data. We will also announce the names of those people who are eligible for grants under the rural housing scheme.

Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, the government has allocated Rs 15,000 crore for the current fiscal and it has also increased the payout per household to more than Rs 1.2 lakh from Rs 75,000, along with increasing area per home to 25 square meters from 22 square meters.

According to the SECC data, 13% or 2.37 crore of rural houses have only one room, kuccha walls and kuccha roof. If any gram sabha finds that a selection has been done on wrong facts, or a pucca house has been constructed since the survey was conducted, the name of such family will be deleted. Any objection to the list will be considered by a three-member appellate committee at the district level. At present, there is no system to add names to the list.

In rural housing scheme, the government wants to build three crore houses for rural poor in the next seven years.
The government had also invited objections to the findings of the data to be filed with each state government after the publication of the draft list.

The government has decided to provide the additional allocation of Rs 12,000 per household under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or national cleanliness mission to ensure toilets in each house. Besides this, the government will also provide 90-day wage under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, adding another Rs 18,000 to each household.

The census generated information on 14 social and economic parameters including education, skills, housing, employment, health, nutrition, water, sanitation, social and gender mobilization, and entitlement.

The exclusion criteria for households included ownership of motorized vehicle or boat, landline phone, more than 2.5 acres of irrigable land, Kisan Credit Card with over Rs 50,000 credit limit and income tax payee status in case of government employees.

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