Rural housing programme, as an independent programme , started with Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) in January 1996. Although IAY addressed the housing needs in the rural areas, certain gaps were identified during the concurrent evaluations and the performance Audit by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in 2014. To address these gaps in the rural housing program and in view of Government’s commitment to providing “Housing for All’’ by the scheme 2022, the of has IAY has been re-structured into Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) w.e.f. 1st April 2016.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin
PMAY-G aims at providing a pucca house, with basic amenities, to all houseless householder and those households living in kutcha and dilapidated house, by 2022.
Salient Features of PMAY-G:
- Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin(PMAY-G) was launched by Prime Minister on 20th November, 2016.
- The scheme of Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) has been restructured into Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana – Gramin-(PMAY-G).
- Selection of beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin is on the basis of Socio Economic Caste Census-2011 (SECC-2011) data.
- The government provides a financial assistance of Rs. 1,20,000 to each beneficiary.
- An additional Rs. 12,000 is also provided to build toilet to each beneficiary under the Swachch Bharat Mission.
- The beneficiaries are also be provided daily wages upto 90 days through MGNREGA.
- The expenditure is shared is in the ratio of 60:40 between Central and State Government.
In Rajasthan, during the year 2018-19, `3,166.06 crore has been spent and 3,24,216 new houses have been completed up to March, 2019.