Centre to cut funds if land is not allotted for housing scheme

Source: The post is based on the article “Centre to cut funds if land is not allotted for housing scheme” published in PIB on 2nd December 2022.

What is the News?

The Central Government has said that the states which are unable to provide land to landless beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana(PMAY-G) by December 15 will find their targets for this financial year redistributed to other States.

This means that the Centre will withdraw its share of funds allocated to errant States under the PMAGY.

What is Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana(PMAY-G)?

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What has been the progress of the PMAY-G Scheme?

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Gramin) was launched in April 2016 with a target of constructing 2.95 crore houses. This number was deduced from the Socio-Economic Caste Survey, 2011.

The initial deadline for the scheme was March 2022, which owing to the COVID pandemic was extended by another two years till March 2024. 

As per the statistics available from the Union Ministry of Rural Development, 2.06 crore houses had been constructed till November 2022. 

What has been the major issue with the scheme?

Providing land to the landless PMAY-G beneficiaries for the construction of houses is of utmost importance since they are among the most deserving beneficiaries on the permanent wait list of the scheme.

The original figure of 4.48 lakh landless beneficiaries has shrunk to 2.56 lakh since the beginning of the scheme because of financial assistance provided to purchase land. However, 43% of landless beneficiaries are yet to be provided with land.

Tamil Nadu has the largest landless beneficiaries on the wait list followed by Maharashtra, Assam and Odisha.

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