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PMAY-G 5th anniversary on 20th November 2021 celebrated as ‘Awaas Diwas’

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Awaas Diwas 2021The ‘Awaas Diwas’ is celebrated annually on November 20 to commemorate the launch of ‘Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin’ (PMAY-G). It aims to provide ‘Housing for All by 2022’.

About Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G):

Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) was Restructured as PMAY-G

i.IAY, a Rural Housing Programme was started as an independent scheme in January 1996.

ii.IAY restructured as PMAY-G with effect from 1st April 2016.

Launched of PMAY-G

i.The PM Narendra Modi on November 20, 2016 launched PMAY-G at Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Under the ambit of the Ministry of Rural Development.


  • To provide a pucca house with basic amenities to all rural families, who are homeless or living in kutcha or dilapidated houses by the end of March 2022.
  • To help rural people Below the Poverty Line (BPL) in construction of dwelling units and upgradation of existing unserviceable kutcha houses by providing assistance in the form of a full grant.

ii.It envisages to complete 2.95 crore PMAY-G houses by 2022.

Beneficiaries: People belonging to SCs/STs, freed bonded labourers and non-SC/ST categories, widows or next-of-kin of defence personnel killed in action, ex servicemen and retired members of the paramilitary forces, disabled persons and minorities.

Selection of Beneficiaries:

Through a three stage validation – 1.Socio Economic Caste Census 2011, 2.Gram Sabha, 3.Geo-tagging.

Cost Sharing:

The cost of unit assistance is shared between Central and State Governments in the ratio 60:40 in plain areas and 90:10 for North Eastern and hilly states.

About Ministry  of Rural Development:

Union Minister- Giriraj Singh (Begusarai,Bihar)
Minister of State-Faggansingh Kulaste, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti