Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 30 March 2021

In Today’s News:

  1. PMAY – Gramin

1. PMAY – Gramin

News Summary

PMAY-G has achieved only 55% of its construction target as reported by the Rural Development Ministry.

Prelims GS – Economic Development/Governance

  • In pursuance of the goal – Housing for all by 2022, the rural housing scheme Indira Awas Yojana has been revamped to Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin and approved during March 2016.
  • Under the scheme, financial assistance is provided for the construction of the pucca houses to all houseless and households living in dilapidated houses.
  • Ministry of Rural Development is the nodal ministry.
  • Under PMAY, the cost of unit assistance is to be shared between Central and State Governments in the ratio 60:40 in plain areas and 90:10 for North Eastern and hilly states.
  • Identification of beneficiaries eligible for assistance and their prioritization to be done using information from Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) ensuring total transparency and objectivity.

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