PMAY-Gramin’s 92% target achieved in first phase: Central government – ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G), a flagship programme of the Central government, has achieved 92 per cent target of its 1st phase i.e. from 2016-17 to 2018-19, said an official statement on Tuesday.

The government is confident that all the houses in the Permanent Wait List (PWL) would be completed by the end of Amrut Mahtosava, said the statement by the Ministry of Rural Development.

As against the existing Permanent Wait List (PWL) identified using the SECC database of 2011, as on date 2.14 crore beneficiaries have been found to be eligible.

Though this list consisted of 2.95 crore households initially, through multistage verification including at the time of sanction, many more households have been found ineligible, therefore, this list has been pared down to 2.14 cr and likely to go down further, said the Ministry.

Against this, 1.92 crore (90 per cent) houses have been sanctioned and against the sanctioned houses, 1.36 crore (71 per cent) houses have been completed.

A target of one crore houses was set for completion in the 1st phase of the scheme i.e. from 2016-17 to 2018-19, against which 92 per cent target of completion has been achieved.

In the FY 20-21, a total allocation of Rs 19,269 crore was made available as budgetary support, in addition, extra-budgetary support of Rs 20,000 crore has been provided, the overall release of Rs 39,269 crore is so far the highest in any year since the launch of PMAY-G.

The expenditure incurred by states including state share has also seen an unprecedented increase in the current FY amounting to Rs 46,661 crore, which is the highest since the launch of the scheme.

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Rajasthan ranks second in the progress made under PMAY-Gramin – ET RealEstate

JAIPUR: A performance index report 2019-20, which was released on Friday, showed that Rajasthan ranked second among all states in the country, after Uttar Pradesh, in the progress made under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Grameen (PMAY-G).

The state scored 85 points compared to Uttar Pradesh’s total score of 91.11. Additional chief secretary (ACS), rural development and panchayati raj department, Rohit Kumar Singh attributed the department’s performance to “strict monitoring and follow-up”.

“A significant progress has been made over the past six months through strict monitoring at the state level. The districts that were lagging were identified and pressure was put on them to perform,” said Singh. Earlier, the state’s ranking hovered around 6th to 4th position in the country.

Jharkhand stood at the third position with 83.5 points and Madhya Pradesh was at the fourth position with 79.6 points. Assam was at the fifth position with 74.6 points. Karnataka was the worst performer among the states with just 17.01 points.

Singh said out of 6.87 lakh houses sanctioned in the first phase, construction of 6.70 lakh houses has been completed, which accounts for 98.31% completion. Out of 6.48 houses sanctioned in the second phase, construction of 4 lakh houses has been completed.

He also informed that of the 13.34 lakh houses sanctioned since the start of the scheme, construction of 10.69 lakh houses has been completed, which accounts for 80.11% completion. Singh had written to all the collectors to complete construction of the remaining houses under PMAY-G by March 31.

Singh had earlier expressed displeasure over slow progress of work by the districts under PMAY-G as only 15.3% (33,334) of its target was met in February.

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Goa’s rural development department aims to fund 400 homes under PMAY – ET RealEstate

PANAJI: The department of rural development has set short-term and mid-term goals, which include funding 400 homes under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (rural) by 2023 and providing social assistance to 22,000 beneficiaries or pensioners.

The short-term goals, which have to be achieved by 2021, are sanctioning funds for 200 homes under the PMAY scheme and generating 2 lakh work days under the MNREGA scheme through which 460 infrastructure projects will be taken up.

The short-term and long-term goals are part of the state’s strategy to undertake development in rural areas, said a document released by the department.

The document shows that under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G), 193 individuals received a subsidy to build their homes in 2019-20, while in 2020-21, 102 persons received funds to construct homes till January 2021.

“Our short-term goals, which are to be achieved by 2021, require us to hit a target of 18,000 beneficiaries under the National Social Assistance Programme. In the PMAY-G scheme, we need to sanction financial support for 200 houses,” a department official said . The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme, which is implemented through the department, proved to be a source of livelihood during the pandemic, with the department’s data showing a jump in the number of job cards and work days created.

In 2019-20, 33,937 man-days of work were generated, 102 job cards were issued, works sanctioned were 280, and 97 works were completed.

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Over 9,400 didn’t build houses under PMAY-Gramin scheme in Rajasthan – ET RealEstate

JAIPUR: Over 9,421 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Grameen), who had received money from the department for the construction of houses from 2016-17 to 2018-19, have not built houses under the scheme, according to data provided by rural development and panchayati raj department.

While most of them were defaulters, many have expired after receiving the first installment and some of them returned the money to the department and shifted to other states, said an official.

The department is trying to identify the defaulters and lodge FIRs against them. “Of the total, nearly 3,000 have expired,” the official said.

So far, construction of 10 lakh houses has been completed in the state. The sanction of amount for the year 2019-20, for about 3 lakh houses, got delayed due to Covid pandemic.

The amount (about 90 per cent) was released to the beneficiaries after the amount was sanctioned in November, last year (2020), according to official.

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