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Government Of Assam Panchayat & Rural Development Department

Housing

  • Background

    Public housing programme in the country started with the rehabilitation of refugees immediately after independence. Till 1960, nearly 5 lakh families were provided houses in different parts of northern India. many schemes were implemented since then. A full-fledged rural housing program Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) was later launched in June, 1985 as a sub-scheme of RLEGP for the construction of houses for SCs/STs and freed bonded labourers. Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) was made an independent scheme with effect from 1st January, 1996 aimed at addressing housing needs of the BPL households. After more than 30 years of its implementation, although IAY has addressed the rural housing shortage, there still exists a huge gap in rural housing scenario in view of the limited scope of coverage under the scheme.

    To address the gap in rural housing and in view of Governments’ commitment to provide “Housing for All” by 2022, the scheme of IAY has been re-structured into Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) w.e.f. 1st April, 2016.

    • Indira Awaas Yojana has been restructured to Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin
    • Commitment of Government:  Housing for all by 2022
    • Unit assistance of house - Rs 1.30 Lakh
    • Mandatory: Toilet for Rs.12,000/- from SBM or MGNREGA and  95 days of unskilled wage for Rs 17290 under MGNREGA
    • Minimum unit size 25 sq.mt including area for hygienic cooking excluding toilet

    Who is eligible to get a house and what is the selection procedure?

    1. SECC data will be used for selection of beneficiaries.
    2. Universe of eligible beneficiaries includes all the households living in kutcha houses, subject to exclusion process.
    3. Households having motorized two, three, four wheelers or motorized fishing boat, mechanized three or four wheeler agricultural equipments, Govt. employee, income tax payee, any member earning Rs 10,000 per month, having refrigerator, landline phone etc are excluded.
    4. After this inclusion and exclusion criteria, the list of households have been prioritized within each category based on houselessness, followed by the number of the rooms.
    5. Govt. of India has generated GP wise ranked priority list of eligible households under SC/ST and other categories and uploaded this list in awasoft MIS. This list has now been circulated in the GPs for verification.
    6. GPs are verifying the facts based on which the household has been identified as eligible. If the inclusion has been done based on wrong facts or if the households has constructed pucca houses, the Gram Sabha shall delete the names of such families. The list of deleted households will form part of the Gram Sabha resolution.
    7. The GP may also prepare a list of household

    Whom to contact?

    Gaon PanchayatDevelopment BlockDistrictState
    Gaon Panchayat SecretaryBlock Development OfficerProject Director, DRDAJoint Director & State Nodal Officer (PMAY-G),Office of Commissioner, Panchayat & Rural Develoment Department, Assam

    Construction of Houses

    • The construction of houses will be completed in 18 (eighteen) months from the release of first installment.
    • Fund will be released to beneficiaries in three installments.
    • The houses will be constructed by the beneficiaries. No contractor is allowed to be engaged.

    Details of the Scheme

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