To avail subsidy under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to construct houses in Agra in Uttar Pradesh, applicants will have to plant at-least 2 trees & develop rainwater harvesting system. As per the UP District Urban Development Authority (DUDA) records, around 19,214 applicants are benefited from PMAY housing scheme. According to the new rules, PMAY beneficiaries to get subsidy in installation of solar power system.
PMAY beneficiaries will also get priority in various govt. schemes including Ujjwala Yojana & Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Under the PMAY housing scheme, all the eligible beneficiaries gets combined monetary assistance of Rs. 2.5 lakh from central and UP state government.
PMAY Housing For All (PMAY-HFA) aims to provide own houses to each poor family in the country by the FY 2022.
Tree Plantation & Rainwater Harvesting for PMAY
Under PM Awas Yojana, each eligible beneficiary in Uttar Pradesh gets Rs. 2.5 lakh for construction of houses. This amount is given in 3 installments, 1st installment is of Rs. 50,000, 2nd installment is of Rs. 1,50,000 while the 3rd installment is of Rs. 50,000. More than 10,000 applicants have already received their 2 installments in Agra of UP.
All the beneficiaries under PMAY housing scheme in UP will have to plant at-least 2 trees & provide details about plantation. Each beneficiary is also required to develop rain water harvesting system in their houses. The UP state govt. is also telling people about the waste management. All the PMAY beneficiaries are being asked to place 2 dustbins.
These 2 dustbins includes 1 dustbin for dry waste & 1 dustbin for wet waste for proper garbage disposal. People are also being made aware of the various government welfare schemes meant for them. The state govt. is ensuring that the PMAY housing scheme benefits reaches those who actually needs it.
For proper selection of the PMAY beneficiaries, households are being identified from BPL category people. These BPL beneficiaries are selected using house deprivation parameters as per the Socio Economic and Caste Census Data (SECC) 2011.