Public housing programme is one of the instruments of poverty alleviation in India. Rural housing programme was first started with Indira Awas Yojana(IAY) in 1996 to address the housing needs of rural poor. After addressing certain gaps in IAY and in view of government’s commitment to provide “Housing for All by 2022”, the scheme of IAY has been re-structured into Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) with effect from 1st April, 2016.
To achieve “Housing for All by 2022”, when the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence. The mission seeks to address the housing requirement of rural poor.
The objective of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin is to provide pucca house to 1 crore household living in kutcha/dilapidated houses in three years from 2016-17 to 2018-19.
Ministry of Rural Development oversees the implementation of the scheme.
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