The government has said that two crore 44 lakh houses have been sanctioned to the beneficiaries by various States under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) and one core 90 lakh houses have been completed.
This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.
She said, out of the overall target of two crore 95 lakh houses under the scheme, a target of 2 crore 70 lakh houses has already been allocated to the States and UTs.
The Minister also informed that Under PMAY-G, beneficiaries are provided financial Assistance of one lakh twenty thousand rupes in plain areas and one lakh thirty thousand rupees in hilly States. Under the scheme, households are also provided water, LPG and electricity connections in convergence with other relevant schemes.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) is an initiative by the Government of India in which affordable housing will be provided to the urban poor. It has two components: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) (PMAY-U) for the urban poor and Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) (PMAY-G and also PMAY-R) for the rural poor. PMAY-U was launched on 25 June 2015.