The Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) is a Centrally Sponsored scheme aimed at providing housing to the people living in the rural areas. The programme was earlier known as Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) which was impl emented s inc e 1s t January 1996. But due to its limited scope of coverage there still exist a huge gap in the rural housing Scenario. In order to address the gap in the Rural housing and in view of the Governments' commitment to provide “Housing for All” by 2022, the IAY scheme has been re-structured into Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) w.e.f 1st April 2016. The Scheme is funded on the cost-sharing ratio of 90:10 between the Government of India and the State Government.
The objective of the programme aims to provide a pucca house with basic amenities to all houseless households and households living in Kutcha and dilapidated house by 2022. The immediate objective is to cover 1.00 Crore households living in Kutcha house/dilapidated houses in three year from 2016-17 to 2018-19 and ensure construction of quality houses, using local materials, designs and masons specially trained in quality workmanship. For houses to become homes, adequate care for adopting a habitat approach through convergence is proposed by providing permanent shelter so that migration to urban areas is expected to be reduced substantially.
The Department aims to implement the programme through the Village Development Boards (VDBs) by providing durable shelter in the rural areas. The selection of the beneficiaries will be done by the Gram Sabhas using SECC-2011 data. The construction of house is done by the beneficiaries themselves. Under convergence the beneficiary can avail wage of 95 mandays from MGNREGA for construction of house.
Under the scheme, for the purpose of Monitoring, Technical Support and Maintenance of MIS for PMAY (G) houses etc. 2% Administrative cost has been earmarked to be shared between the Centre and the State on ratio of 90:10 basis.
During 2020-21, an amount of Rs. 1739.916 Lakhs has been released by MoRD, Govt. of India as 1st Tranche of 1st Installment of Centre Share for the year 2019-20. The target for 2019-20 is 5900 houses to be constructed during 2020-21 for which the process of sanctioning is on.