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Haryana State PCS

  • 12 Jun 2024
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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

Why in News?

The two-time CM of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar was allocated the Ministry of Power and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in the Prime Minister’s cabinet.

Key Points

  • PMAY launched in 2015, provides assistance to eligible rural and urban households for the construction of houses with basic amenities.
    • Under this, a total of 42.1 million houses have been completed for eligible poor families under the housing schemes in the past 10 years, according to government data.
  • The power ministry also faces the challenge of maintaining power generation capacity, largely dependent on coal, and balancing it against the global demand to dial down fossil fuels.

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) Scheme

  • Launch: To achieve the objective of “Housing for All” by 2022, the erstwhile rural housing scheme Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) was restructured to Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) w.e.f 1st April, 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 the end of March 2022.
    • To help rural people Below the Poverty Line (BPL) in construction of dwelling units and upgradation of existing unserviceable kutcha houses by providing assistance in the form of a full grant.

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