In a latest release issued by the Ministry of Rural Development, there is a steep jump in the construction of houses under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Gramin). The data said there is a jump of nearly 200% in the last three years.
According to the data revealed, a total of 11.91 lakh houses were completed in the financial year 2014-15. On the other hand, around 34 lakh houses have been constructed as of March 21, 2018.
The data further showed that over 47.21 lakh PMAY (G) houses are at an advanced stage of completion while first installment of 60 lakh houses has already been released and rest others work is in progress.
“While most major States have performed well in the programme, Assam and Bihar had a very large number of incomplete IAY houses. Assam also had the NRC process where Block administration was fully involved. Bihar had the problem of availability of sand for many months. While these two States have done well in completing old incomplete houses, their performance in PMAY (G) has started picking up now and it is hoped that they too would equal some of the other better performing States.” the ministry said in a release.
In order to fulfill its mission for ‘Housing for all by 2022’ in both rural areas, the government aims to complete construction of one crore houses under PMAY-Gramin by March 2019.