Expert committee to analyse additional households eligible for pucca house under PMAY-rural

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Rural development ministry has constituted an expert committee to analyse the additional number of households identified through a mobile application that could be eligible for a pucca house under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin.

Rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in Lok Sabha on Tuesday that an exercise was conducted across the country for identifying such households, who though eligible as per the provisions of the scheme, could not be included in the permanent wait list (PWL) of PMAY-G prepared on the basis of SECC 2011 data, and capturing their details through the mobile application “Awaas+”.

“A total of 3.67 crore households has been uploaded on Awaas+ from across the country,” Tomar said, adding the ministry has constituted an expert committee for analysis of “Awaas+” data.

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Under its “Housing for All” target by 2022, the ministry of rural development is implementing Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) from April 1 2016, with a target for construction of 2.95 crore houses in rural areas by 2022. “The remaining houses are targeted for construction by 2022,” the minister added.

Under PMAY-G, beneficiaries are provided unit assistance of Rs 1.20 lakh in plains and Rs 1.30 lakh in hilly states, difficult areas and Integrated Action Plan (IAP) districts for construction of a pucca house.

In addition, there is provision of 90/95 persondays of unskilled labour wages through convergence with Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and Rs 12,000 for construction of toilet through convergence with Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin (SBM-G), MGNREGS or any other dedicated source of funding.



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