From Houses to Homes for Common Man: 1cr houses to get built by 2019
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 07-Apr-2017

New Delhi, April 7: Today, there is only a single dream of each and every one is our country is to have their own house. Unfortunately, this is impossible because poor cannot afford it as the rates of property are at the peak. However, Prime Minister Modi took initiative in order to fulfill the dreams of each and every common man of our nation and launched the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G). But concrete steps taken by PM Modi under PMAY-G turned those houses into a dream home.
Notably, PMAY-G programme is specially designed to meet all the needs and aspirations of households. With a higher unit cost, it allows for construction using local materials and local house designs. Homes will have a cooking area, toilet, LPG connection, electricity connection and water supply through convergence, and beneficiaries can plan their homes as per their need. Training programme for Rural Masons has been launched to meet a critical skill requirement for quality construction. 

It has been completely taken care of through the 3 filter selection process under PMAY-G. A total of 44 lakh houses were approved for 2016-17 and the Rural Development Ministry is working hard to complete all of them by December 2017. A completion period of 6 to 12 months is being followed in PMAY-G.

The Rural Development department plans to complete 51 lakh houses in 2017-18. An additional 33 lakh houses will be sanctioned for 2017-18 shortly. A similar number is proposed to be completed in 2018-19 making the completion during the 2016-19 period of 1.35 crore houses.This will pave the way for Housing for All by 2022.

The selection of beneficiaries has been through a rigorous process using Socio Economic Census (SECC) Data for those who are homeless or in 0, 1, 2 kutcha rooms with kutcha roof.  The SECC Data has been validated by Gram Sabha and also subjected to space technology validation to ensure that there is no inclusion of errors. 

Interestingly, the beneficiaries under PMAY Gramin have been selected up to 2022 based on the prioritization and in a transparent manner. The three filters have ensured that the genuinely poor homeless and those living in dilapidated houses have been selected. A large number of households from vulnerable groups and a large number of women have been selected as beneficiaries. House design typologies incorporating disaster resilient features have been finalized and are being used by the State Governments under the programme.  The workmanship and employability of trained Rural Masons are being improved by ensuring their assessment and certification as per the Qualification Pack endorsed by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

States like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Assam have taken the lead in the implementation of the PMAY-G.  States like Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have done well in completing a very large number of incomplete Indira Awaas Yojana houses.