PM Awas Yojana Gramin – 50 Lakh Houses to be Constructed by March 2019


PM Awas Yojana Gramin – The Central Government of India led by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has announced that over 50 lakh affordable housing units will be constructed in rural areas throughout the nation by March 31 under a central government’s housing scheme.

PM Awas Yojana Gramin

The Central Government’s rural development ministry has released an official notification. According to this notification, the central government of India had set a target of constructing one crore new affordable housing units by March 31, 2019 under its ambitious scheme i.e PM Awas Yojana Gramin. Out of these 1 crore housing units, about 51 lakh housing units had to be completed by 31st March 2018.

The notification further stated that the scheme took a few months in completion of the process of beneficiary registration geo-tagging, account verification etc after the launch in 2016. This process was done on the basis of Socio-Economic Census of 2011 for selection of beneficiaries.

All the homeless people and the people who are living in mud (kuccha) houses of one or two room with kuccha roof are considered to be the real beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

The affordable housing units under this scheme are designed by the best of institutions after studying the existing local design typologies and are built by the people according to their need. The assistance for the construction of the housing units under this scheme is directly transferred into the accounts of beneficiaries.

PM Awas Yojana Gramin

Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, the government is providing safe homes along with facilities like toilet, LPG connection, electricity connection, drinking water facility etc.

The Central Government has also made an online web portal where anyone can check for the construction of homes with geo-tagged photographs and complete details of beneficiaries and payments made to them. This web portal has been made for ensuring the transparency and check corruption.

Apart from this, this, the National Institute of Public Finance & Policy will also study the governance reforms under PMAY(G) and the impact of higher demand for steel and cement on growth.

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