Budgam poor getting money to build homes through PMAY-G scheme

We have got this house under PMAY-G and we are very happy, says Wasim a resident of Budgam, Jammu & Kashmir, and beneficiary of PMAY-G scheme of the government. Earlier, we used to stay in a shed. After getting into the scheme, slowly we got our house and we have derived a lot of benefits from having a proper house. Likewise, other families should also avail of the scheme. Another beneficiary, Ali Mohhamad says, the government helped us a lot. I used to stay in a tin shed. The government provided me money for the house. I am thankful to the government for this valuable help. A female beneficiary Nusrat Jahan belonging to Budgam said that she was extremely poor and there was no help available. After the implementation of the scheme, she has benefitted a lot and we are grateful to the government. Abdul Hameed, another beneficiary of PMAY scheme is appreciative of what the scheme has given them. Sabana, a female beneficiary says, being a labourer she did not have the capacity to build a house. Now, with this PMAY scheme, owning a house has become a possibility, thanks to the government. Saiyra, yet another beneficiary has this to say, the government is working to keep the poor happy and we are thankful for that.

Under the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Gramin, PMAY G is a housing for all scheme for rural people. The identification of beneficiaries under PMAY-G is based on the housing deprivation parameters and exclusion criteria prescribed under Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC)-2011 and due verification by the respective Gram Sabhas and completion of an Appellate Process. Under PMAY-G, beneficiaries are provided financial Assistance of Rs.1.20 lakh in plain areas and Rs.1.30 lakh in hilly States (including North Eastern States and UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh), difficult areas and Integrated Action Plan (IAP) districts.

Additional assistance of Rs.12,000/- is extended for construction of toilets through convergence with Swacch Bharat Mission – Gramin (SBM-G), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) or any other dedicated source of funding. Further, it is mandatory to provide support of 90/95 person days unskilled wage employment at the current rates to a PMAY-G beneficiary for construction of his / her house in convergence with MGNREGS. Under PMAY-G, households are also provided water, LPG and electricity connections in convergence with other relevant schemes. Under PMAY-G, the target of “Housing for All” by 2024 has been set at 2.95 crore houses, out of which target of 2,62,34,163 households has already been allocated to the States/UTs from 2016-17 till 2021-22.

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