Published on: December 3, 2022

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (PMAY-G)

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (PMAY-G)

Why in news?

Centre will withdraw its share of funds allocated to States under the Centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana if,  states unable to provide land to the landless beneficiaries


  • Majority of landless beneficiaries are in Tamil Nadu followed by Maharashtra, Assam , Odisha and Bihar.
  • The scheme was launched with a goal of building 2.95 crore houses for the rural poor by March 2022, with the target figure derived from the Socio-Economic Caste Census, 2011.
  • Due to the COVID pandemic, the deadline was extended by two years till March 2024.

About Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (PMAY-G)

  • Previously known as Indira Awas Yojana launched by Rajiv Gandhi
  • It is a social welfare programme, created by the Indian Government, to provide housing for the rural poor in India.
  • Parent Ministry: Ministry of Rural Development
  • Target : Below Poverty Line population in the villages.
  • Financial assistance : Rs 120,000 in plain areas and Rs 130,000 in difficult areas (high land area)
  • Ownership: Name of the woman or jointly between husband and wife.
  • Construction is the sole responsibility of the beneficiary and contractors is strictly prohibited
  1. Beneficiary (physically disabled): Responsibility of block level officer to provide full assistance in construction
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana : Sanitary latrine and smokeless Chullah are required to be constructed with additional financial assistance under the scheme
  • Funds : 75% (rural housing shortage) and 25% (weightage of poverty ratio).
  • Current provisions: special focus on the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) districts.