Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) completes 5 years

Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) completes 5 years

Recently, 5 years of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) have been completed.

It may be noted that in order to achieve the objective of providing ‘Housing for All’ by the year 2022, PMAY-G was launched in the year 2016.

Under this scheme, it is envisaged to complete the construction of 295 crore PMAY-G houses with all basic amenities by the year 2022.

The construction of 200 crore houses has been approved by November 2021. The construction work of 1.83 crore houses has been completed.

Features of PMAY-G

After due verification by the Gram Sama, beneficiaries are identified on the basis of housing deprivation norms and exclusion criteria as prescribed under Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011.

Unit (Per House) Assistance:

It has been fixed at Rs 1.20 lakh in plain areas and Rs 1.30 lakh in hilly states, northeastern states, difficult areas and districts covered under Integrated Action Plan (IAP).

Convergence with other schemes:

Assistance will be received for construction of toilets through Amisaran with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBM-G).

Convergence for piped drinking water, electricity connection, LPG gas connection etc. under various government programmes.

A provision of loan facility up to Rs.70,000 has also been made for the interested beneficiaries.

Use of Technology:

The program is being implemented and monitored through end-to-end e-governance tools called AawasSoft and Aawas App.

AwasSoft provides functionality for data entry and monitoring of multiple data related to the implementation of the scheme.

In order to maintain transparency in the implementation of the programme, the following additional measures have been taken-

  • Landless Models in AwasSoft: Mapping landless beneficiaries in PMAY-G Permanent Wait List (PWL) and finding out the current status of land or financial assistance received by them.
  • E-ticketing system: It is used for redressal of complaints related to technical as well as non-technical issues.
  • Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) has been allowed to the beneficiary of the Aadhaar (ADHAAR) based payment system.

Source – The Hindu

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