PMAY - G (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Government Schemes)

News-CRUX-10     6th November 2023        

Context: Recently, the Andhra Pradesh government's decision to integrate the ruling YSR Congress Party's identity into the Union government's flagship rural housing scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), and rebrand it as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-YSR, is proving to be costly for the state.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Gramin

  • Launched: In 2016 to address the housing gaps existing in the rural areas.

oIAY (Indira Awaas Yojna) was overhauled and transformed into Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G), starting from April 1, 2016.

  • Ministry Involved: Ministry of Rural development.
  • Aim: To provide a pucca house with basic amenities to all rural families who are homeless or living in kutcha or dilapidated houses by 2022.

oIt was initiated with the objective of achieving “Housing for All” by 2022.

  • Beneficiaries: SCs/STs, former bonded laborers, non-SC/ST populations, widows or the next-of-kin of defense personnel who died in action, ex-servicemen and retired paramilitary members, disabled individuals, and minorities.
  • Cost Sharing: Divided between the Central and State Governments, with a ratio of 60:40 in plain areas and 90:10 in North Eastern and hilly states.