PMAYG All Set to Construct 1 Crore Pucca Rural Houses By December 2018
PMAYG – The Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin on 20 November 2016 at Agra Uttar Pradesh. The main motive of the scheme was to provide ‘Housing For All by 2022’. In order to achieve this aim, the Central Government targeted to complete one crore PMAYG new pucca houses in rural areas by 31st March 2019 and 2.95 crore pucca houses by 2022. Out of Of these total 51 lakh housing units were to be completed by 31st March 2018, which included completion of expected 2 lakh incomplete IAY houses as well.
Details of Houses Completed Under PMAYG from 2013-14 to 2017-18
(No. in lakh)
|2013-14 (IAY)||2014-15 (IAY)||2015-16 (IAY)||2016-17
(IAY + PMAY-G)
(IAY + PMAY-G)
The State Governments have reported physical completions on the ground and progress is being uploaded on the AwaasSoft portal. The uploading requires the release of final installment, geo-tagged photos etc. On this portal, a total number of 40.25 lakh housing units have already uploaded. Rest also by this month.
As per the performance of the construction of the rural housing scheme shown above, it has been increased nearly four times in the last four years. This is inspite of the fact that it took a few months for completion of the beneficiary registration process, geo-tagging, account verification etc. after the launch of the scheme.
The target of the construction of 1 crore PMAY-Gramin houses by December, 2018 is going to be achieved as over 76 lakh beneficiaries have been sanctioned houses, about 63 lakh beneficiaries have received 1st installment.
However, all the States who have the highest number of PMAYG beneficiaries like Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Maharashra, Jharkhand etc., are on course for completion of PMAYG houses within the prescribed time-period. So far a total number of 38.22 lakh PMAY-G houses have been completed. With Assam and Bihar also speeding up completion of houses we hope to complete 60 lakh PMAYG houses by June, 2018 and 1 crore by December, 2018.
Under the construction of the PMAYG houses, a total of 1,92,58,246 transactions through electronic cheques (Fund Transfer Orders) have been done by State Governments during 2016-18, to transfer assistance amount of Rs. 65,237.50 crores directly to beneficiaries’ accounts (as on 5th April 2018).
Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin, the houses are being constructed with the facilities like toilet, LPG connection, electricity connection, drinking water etc. These facilities are changing the rural landscape at a very fast pace.
Apart from this, in some states these houses are coming up in clusters/colonies which are generally for landless beneficiaries and these are provided many facilities in convergence with various Central and State schemes.