To provide a boost to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY G), newly elected Indian govt. (Modi 2.0) is going to construct 18 million (1.8 crore) more houses in rural areas. This time the central government will go beyond the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC 2011) data for enrollment of beneficiaries. All the newly created houses under PMAY-G housing scheme would be added with the electricity connections (Saubhagya Yojana) and gas connections under PM Ujjwala Yojana.
The new project of construction of 1.8 crore more rural houses under PM Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY G) is expected to be completed within the next 3 years. The government has already earmarked Rs. 2.6 lakh crore for this project to build these houses.
Out of this Rs. 2.6 lakh crore, the central government will provide Rs. 1.8 lakh crore and the rest amount would come from the respective state governments.
1.8 Crore More Houses under PM Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G)
The important features and highlights of this decision to construct 1.8 crore more rural houses under PMAY Gramin housing scheme are as follows:-
- All the newly build houses under PMAY G housing scheme would be added with electricity connections under Saubhagya Yojana.
- All the newly build houses under PMAY G housing scheme would be added with domestic cooking gas connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
- The scope of the beneficiaries enrollment would be extended. Previously, PMAY G scheme was only applicable to the SECC 2011 beneficiaries. But this time, other beneficiaries would get included in the PMAY G housing scheme list of beneficiaries.
- Previously, SECC 2011 data had identified 4.03 cr families having up to 2 kuccha rooms with roof and kuccha wall. This list was sent to Gram Sabha across various states. Around 2.53 cr potential beneficiaries were validated in FY 2016. The PMAY G housing scheme was started in November 2016.
- But this time, the central govt. plans to add those beneficiaries who missed their names in the earlier lists by narrow margins. The govt. will now construct 6 million houses annually as opposed to 4.5 million currently.
Wherever possible, the central govt. will also provide drinking water to the newly constructed houses under PMAY-G housing scheme.
Earlier in FY 2019, Ministry of housing and urban affairs has approved the construction of another 5,60,695 more affordable houses under PM Awas Yojana Urban (PMAY U) housing scheme. A total number of 1,243 projects having project cost Rs. 33,873 cr with central assistance of Rs 8,404 crore were approved.