Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: 92% Target achieved
The Ministry of Rural Development recently announced that under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), 92% target has been achieved in the first phase of the scheme. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is a flagship scheme (that is, GoI gives utmost importance to the scheme) of Government of India. This achievement has been made between 2016 and 2019.
According to the Ministry of Rural Development, all the houses in the Permanent Wait List are to be completed by the end of Amrit Mahotsav.
About the achievement
A target of 1 crore houses was set for completion in Phase I of the scheme. Of this, 92% target has been completed. This was mainly possible because of the timely release of funds required for the scheme. In 2020-21, Rs 19,269 crores was made available as budgetary support. Later an extra budgetary support of Rs 20,000 cores was provided. This is the highest budget allocation to the scheme in any year since its launch.
Permanent Wait List of PMAY
- The Permanent Wait List of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was prepared based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC), 2011.
- According to the census, 2.14 crores of beneficiaries were eligible to receive the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
- To identify the beneficiaries those who are eligible and not included in the survey, the Awaas+ survey was conducted.
The Awaas+ survey was conducted by all the states and Union Territories to identify the beneficiaries not included in the Permanent Wait List. The survey identified 0.81 beneficiaries. They were included in the Permanent Wail List in July 2020. With this the Permanent Wait List of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was ceiled at 2.95 crores.
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