Rural Housing Targets of 1Cr homes to be achieved by March 2019; 55.85 lakh sanctioned to beneficiaries
Source :NewsBharati   Date :20-Nov-2017

New Delhi, November 20: Setting the target of allotting one crore new houses to the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) on 20th November 2016, the government have to complete 51 lakh houses by 31st March 2018. While all the one crore houses will be allotted after beneficiary registration, geo-tagging and account verification by 31st March 2019.

 

After the launch of the PMAY (G) in 2016, the procedure of beneficiary registration, geo-tagging, account verification etc., took few months to complete. 55.85 lakh houses have already been sanctioned and the work is in progress. Approximately 30 lakh of these houses have reached roof level of construction and 15 lakh of these houses are at completion level.

 

About 9 lakh houses have already been completed until 20th November 2017 and it is expected that 10 lakh PMAY(G) homes will be completed by 30th November, 2017, 15 lakh houses 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. States like Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan and West Bengal have completed a large number of houses.

For ensuring the apparent, hassle-free and quality programme implementation the steps of new designs, local construction material, use of technology through rural mason training, geo-tagging of assets and payment directly into the account of the beneficiary through IT-DBT platform have been taken.

With the help of Gram Sabha validated Socio Economic Census (SECC 2011) and use of Space Technology for geo-tagging there are least presence mistakes and it is only the homeless and those living in a mud house are the beneficiaries of this pro-poor programme.

The poor will be empowered with the technology. These shelters are not only changing the rural landscape but also bringing about a social change in villages across the country. The poor are getting safe homes and can live with dignity with facilities like toilet, LPG connection, electricity connection, drinking water facility etc.