According to a government research, slum households have risen by 34% in the past decade. If the current trend continues, the number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Taking stock of this rampant issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in 2015. This initiative, previously called the Housing For All scheme, aims to provide a place to reside for millions of urban poor. Having set a deadline for 2022, the government has identified over 2,508 cities and towns across 26 states in the country and is going to built over 2 million houses.
In this page, you will find all the details about how to apply for a house under the PMAY scheme. But before that here’s a brief introduction to what the project is trying to achieve.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has set up a simple yet process which allows people to apply for a house under the scheme. The form basically has two pages and requires a person to fill all key details about themselves. Here’s a page-to-page brief on what each of the pages look like:
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana can be applied by two categories:
As mentioned in the previous section, an applicant needs to provide their personal information to apply for the scheme. The steps are as follows:
And thus, end the PMAY online application process. In case you make a mistake which typing out the information, you can edit the form with the help of your Application and Aadhaar number.
As the PMAY website uses an integrated platform, the application slum dwellers need to use to apply for a house is the same. While all the steps mentioned above will be followed, there’s a tiny detour you should take:
Applying for PMAY through Citizen Service Centres is slightly different from the other two options mentioned above. Here, you will need to find your nearest CSC to begin with the application. There are over 6000 CSCs in the country, and to find one you need to:
Any Indian citizen from Low Income Groups(LIG) and Middle Income Groups (MIG) can apply under the PMAY scheme.
If you choose to apply online, you can complete the process for free. On the other hand, if you apply through a CSC, you will have a pay a fee of Rs.25.
No. PMAY doesn’t allow you to apply for housing twice. Note that, the government takes your Aadhaar number when you apply and if they feel you are trying to defraud them, you may face penalties and imprisonment.
The government is gearing up towards the mission “Housing for all by 2022.” The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved over 2.17 lakh houses for the urban poor in six states, including Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. The community of urban poor is anticipated to be benefited.
Moreover, the government has permitted additional houses to a few selected states. Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh altogether account for 82% of the total number of houses sanctioned. Other states are yet to be considered.
6th September 2017
The UP Government has initiated the process of waiving loans. Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh stated that approximately 60 lakh poor households will be receiving electricity connection without paying any money. The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) beneficiaries received their cards and free of cost connection scheme.
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh also pointed a finger at BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party) and SP (Samajwadi Party) for not providing houses to the poor people. He aims at providing houses to more than 14 lakh people by the year 2019.
29th August 2017
The SEIAA or State Environment Impact Assessment Authority is scrutinizing a proposal put forward by the CGHB or Chhattisgarh Housing Board about environmental clearance. The Chhattisgarh Housing Board plans to start new construction projects in Kanker district.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Chhattisgarh has done well with respect to construction of new houses. This information has been provided by the Ministry of Union Rural Development. Approximately 55 thousand houses have been built in Chhattisgarh and more than 10 lakh are at the verge of completion. The states that have been asked to pace up their constructions under PMAY include Assam, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. States that are doing well under the scheme include Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.
24th August 2017
The Government of India has sanctioned Rs.11,412 crore for building 24 lakh affordable houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The assistance that has been approved by the centre for these 24 lakh houses stands at Rs.37,233 crore.
According to the Joint Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, 2.99 lakh unit have been made in the past 2 years after the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. He added that the pace at which houses are being built under the PMAY scheme is much faster than the previous scheme called JNNURM scheme. Approximately 12.4 lakh houses were sanctioned under the JNNURM scheme and the central assistance for the project stood at Rs.17,400 crore. Within 2005 to 2014, 9.2 lakh houses were built. The number of affordable houses to be built and the amount sanctioned by the Central Government as assistance, both have increased substantially under the PMAY scheme.
2nd August 2017