Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin is a rural housing scheme introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1st April 2016. It was originally launched in 1985 by the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi with an aim to build houses for the Below Poverty Line (BPL).
Thus the scheme furthers the government’s vision to provide housing to all by 2022. Under this scheme, the eligible beneficiaries receive monetary assistance from the government for the construction of concrete homes that includes basic amenities like toilets and power supply.
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The scheme encompasses a huge population and aims to assist distressed citizens who are living in dilapidated houses or kutcha houses in rural areas. The government aims to provide houses to 1 crore citizens living below the poverty line in 3 years (2017 to 2019).
The government has set certain rules to ensure the assistance and the money reaches the needy and deserving section of people. Thus the beneficiaries of the scheme will be selected based on the 2011 SECC data. The list will then be verified by the Gram Sabhas.
Given below is the list of eligible groups of people who can apply for assistance under this scheme:
Here are some of the salient features of the PMAY-G scheme:
The beneficiaries do not need to apply for the scheme. The beneficiaries are chosen by the government through a verifiable process. It involves using the SECC data and preparing a list of eligible beneficiaries. In the list, the beneficiaries will be prioritized based on house depreciation parameters. Then the list will be sent to the Gram Sabhas for verification. Once the list is verified, it will be created and published by the government.
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