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.
|Gaon Panchayat||Development Block||District||State|
|Gaon Panchayat Secretary||Block Development Officer||Project Director, DRDA||Joint Director & State Nodal Officer (PMAY-G),Office of Commissioner, Panchayat & Rural Develoment Department, Assam|