Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), under which a target of completing one crore new houses by 31st March 2019 was set, was launched on 20th November 2016 from Agra.Of this target, 51 lakh houses are to be completed by 31st March 2018.
To meet the target of 51 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) by March 2018, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), in partnership with the State Governments, has taken many steps, including setting a month-wise target for completion of houses.
To build the quality houses at a set time, the plan has been assisted by paying directly into the beneficiary account through IT-DBT platform.
Rural Mason Trainings have been organized to facilitate the availability of trained masons in the rural areas to ensure good quality of house construction.
IT platforms and Space technology are being used to monitor complete cycle of house construction, right from identification of beneficiary to construction stages of houses to completion and each stage is being geo-tagged.
States have taken adequate steps to ensure continuous availability of construction material at reasonable prices so that the pace and quality of construction are not adversely affected.
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Work in Progress
Under the PMAY-G, the target for completion of 10 lakh houses by November 2017 has been achieved on 29th November 2017, i.e. before the set date for completion of 10 lakh houses.
It is expected that the target for completing one crore new houses by 31st March 2019 can be achieved as next target to build 15 lakh houses will be completed by 31st December 2017; 25 lakh houses by 31st January, 2018; 35 lakh houses by 28th February, 2018 and 51 lakh houses by 31st March, 2018.
About Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin)
PMAY-G intends to provide a pucca house to all houseless householder and those households living in kutcha and dilapidated house with basic amenities, by 2022.
The immediate target is to cover one crore household living in a kutcha house/dilapidated house in three years from 2016-17 to 2018- 19. The minimum size of the house is increased to 25 sq.mt (from20sq.mt).
PMAY-G houses are being built with the facilities like toilet, electricity connection, LPG connection, drinking water etc. While in some states houses under PMAY-G are coming up in clusters/colonies (generally for landless beneficiaries), at other places they are being constructed on the beneficiary’s land.
House designs prepared by UNDP-IIT, Delhi or by the concerned states have been made available to beneficiaries to choose the house designs that they like. Bouquet of house designs has resulted in technically sound houses of different designs coming up in rural areas which are a treat to watch.