Recently Union Ministry of Rural Development announced that under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin, 92 per cent target has been achieved in the first phase of the scheme. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is a flagship scheme (that is, Government of India gives utmost importance to the scheme) of GoI. This achievement has been made between 2016 and 2019.

According to the Rural Development Ministry, all the houses in the Permanent Wait List are to be completed by the end of Amrit Mahotsav.

Achievement

A target of 1 crore houses was set for completion in Phase I of the scheme. Of this, 92 per cent target has been completed. This was mainly possible because of the timely release of funds required for the scheme. In 2020-21, Rupees 19,269 crores was made available as budgetary support. Later an extra budgetary support of Rupees 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, 2011.
  • According to the census, 2.14 crores of beneficiaries were eligible to receive the benefits of PM Awas Yojana.
  • To identify the beneficiaries those who are eligible and not included in the survey, the Awaas+ survey was conducted.

Awaas+ survey

They was conducted by all the states and UTs 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 PM Awas Yojana was ceiled at 2.95 crores.

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