One crore houses to be built under PMAY-Gramin by 2019: Ram Kripal Yadav
The government has set a target for constructing one crore houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna-Gramin (PMAY-G) by 2019, Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav said today.
Yadav said as per an all-India level estimate 4.04 crore rural people were found without houses under the scheme but later the Gram Sabha eliminated 1.37 crore people from the list, leaving only 2.67 crore such people.
Replying to a query during the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Yadav said of the 2.67 crore houses, one crore will be built by 2019 while the rest will be constructed by 2022.
The erstwhile rural housing scheme – Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) — has been restructured into PMAY-G with effect from April 1, 2016 and is being implemented through state governments and union territories.