The ‘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.
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