Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G)

The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) social welfare program, earlier known as the Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) was established to address the lack of housing for individuals who are economically downtrodden. The goal of this program was to construct houses for the Indian rural population that came under the BPL (below poverty line) category. The PMAY – G aims to provide a 25 sq. mt pucca house with basic amenities such as a hygienic cooking space to those who are homeless as well as those living in kutcha and dilapidated houses by the year 2022. The immediate objective of the UPA Government for this program is to provide scheme benefits to 1 crore beneficiaries within a period of three years (2016 – 2017, 2018 -2019)

Salient Features and Benefits of PMAY-G Scheme

Eligibility Criteria for PMAY-G and Exceptions

Only if the said beneficiaries fulfil the following criteria will they be eligible to avail the benefits of PMAY-G scheme.

In case there is a tie with households having the same deprivation score, the following priority will be accorded:

Exceptions will be in the cases of:

Documents Required to Apply for PMAY – G

How to Apply for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G) Scheme

There are four aspects to the registration process. These are:

There are multiple ways in which an individual can apply for this scheme.

The beneficiary family can procure and fill-up the form available at their Gram Panchayat. The respective authorities will then get the application processed based on the details provided. In case this is not possible, third-party support can be sought as well. However, one must provide a consent form allowing the third party to use their Aadhaar number for this purpose. Additionally, beneficiaries can also apply for PMAY Gramin online by visiting the PMAY-G website.

One of the biggest challenges faced by those who are economically downtrodden is housing. Due to lack of funds most would resort to constructing houses from materials that were available cheaply but this does not guarantee their safety or security. The Government of India came up with PMAY-Gramin, a social welfare program that would address this issue especially for the rural poor in India.

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