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92% of Target achieved in 1st Phase of PMAY-G: Ministry of Rural Development

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92% target achieved in the 1st phase of Pradhan Mantri Awaas YojanaThe Ministry of Rural Development has stated that 92% of targets have been completed in the 1st Phase of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G) scheme i.e. from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

  • A Target of 1 Crore houses was set for completion in the 1st phase of the Scheme (from 2016-17 to 2018-19).
  • All houses in the Permanent Wait List (PWL) will be completed by the end of ‘AzadiKa Amrit Mahotsav ([email protected]), the Government’s initiative to mark 75 years of India’s Independence.

Financial Support

  • The overall allocation for the scheme in FY 2020-21 stood at INR 39, 269 Crore (Budgetary support – INR 19, 269 Crore + Extra Budgetary Support – INR 20, 000 Crore), making it the highest allocation in any year since the launch of PMAY-G.
  • In the Current Financial Year, the expenditure incurred by states including state share also increased, it amounted to INR 46, 661 Crore, which is the highest since the launch of the scheme.

Permanent Wait List (PWL)

  • The PWL was identified using the SECC (Socio-Economic Caste Census) database of 2011.
  • Around 2.14 Crore households were shortlisted for the scheme (out of 2.95 Crore identified).
  • Since 2014-15, around 2.10 Crore housing units have been completed under various rural housing schemes (including Indira Awas Yojana).

Monitoring of Implementation

The scheme is being monitored through MIS-Awaas Soft& Awaas App.

“Awaas+ Survey”

  • Awaas+ Survey was conducted by all States/UTs for identifying households who though eligible were not included in the PWL of PMAY-G.
  • The Ministry of Finance in July 2020 concurred with the proposal of the Ministry of Rural Development for the inclusion of additional eligible households from the final ‘Awaas+’ list into PWL of PMAY-G with a ceiling of 2.95 Crore PMAY-G houses.

PMAY-G

  • It was launched in April 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • It aims to provide ‘Housing for All’ by the year 2022 & proposes to construct 2.95 Crore PMAY-G houses with all basic amenities by the year 2021-22.
  • The minimum size of a house under the scheme is 25 Square metre (increased from 20 Sq. Mt)
  • The cost of unit assistance is shared between Central and State Government in the ratio 60:40 in plain areas and 90:10 for North Eastern and the Himalayan States.
  • PMAY replaced Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) which was launched in 1996.

Recent Related News:

i.On January 20, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released financial assistance of around Rs 2691 crores to ~6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh (UP) under Pradhan Mantri AwasYojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) through video conference.

About Ministry of Rural Development:

Union Minister – Narendra Singh Tomar (Lok Sabha MP, Constituency – Morena, Madhya Pradesh)
Minister of State – Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti (Lok Sabha MP, Constituency – Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh)