Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (PMAY-G)
Byumba 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
- 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.