Consider the following statements about the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin):

  1. Monetary support of Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 1.6 lakh is available to the beneficiary 
  2. The selection of beneficiaries has been by using the Socio Economic Census 2011
  3. The entire payment is made through IT/DBT mode with Aadhaar linked Bank accounts

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

   All given statements are correct Features of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin):

  • PMAY-G is part Union Government’s flagship ‘Housing for All’ scheme and has replaced previous rural housing scheme Indira Awas Yojana
  • The beneficiaries for this scheme will be selected through a completely transparent process using the Socio Economic Census 2011 data and validating it through the Gram Sabha
  • It uses ICT and space technology to further confirm correct selection of beneficiaries and progress of work
  • Under it, financial assistance will be provided for construction of dwelling units and Upgradation of existing unserviceable kutcha houses
  • The entire payments will be done through transparent IT/DBT mode with Aadhaar linked Bank accounts with consent, to ensure complete transparency and accountability
  • The unit cost for houses has been increased with convergence of a minimum support of nearly Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 1.6 lakh to a household is available

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