- January 21, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Government schemes
Context: Prime Minister released assistance worth Rs 2,691 crore to over 6 lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan MantriAwas Yojna (Gramin) in Uttar Pradesh through a video conference.
- PMAY-G is implemented by Ministry of Rural Development.
- The erstwhile rural housing scheme Indira Awaasyojana (IAY) has been restructured into Pradhan MantriAwaasYojana –Gramin (PMAY-G) from 2016.
- PMAY-G aims at providing a house, with basic amenities, to all houseless householder and those households living in kutcha and dilapidated house, by 2022.
- This scheme targets construction of 2.95 crore houses with all basic amenities by the year 2022.
- The cost of unit assistance in this scheme is shared between Central and State Governments in the ratio 60:40 in plain areas and 90: 10 for North Eastern and Himalayan States.
- In PMAY-G, programme implementation and monitoring is to be carried out through an end to end e-Governance model- Using AwaasSoft and Awaas App.
- The scheme envisages training of Rural Masons with the objective of improving workmanship and quality of construction of houses while at the same time, increasing availability of skilled masons and enhancing employability of such masons.
Selection of beneficiaries:
- Based on housing deprivation parameters of Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC), 2011, subject to 13 point exclusion criteria, followed by Gram Sabha verification.