Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna: Everything you need to know



Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) is a housing initiative of the Government of India launched in 2015 to provide affordable housing to the urban and the rural poor. The target of this scheme is to build 20 million affordable houses by March 2022.

The programme includes the following project verticals for increasing access of the urban poor and rural poor to housing:

  • Rehabilitation of the slum dwellers with the participation of private developers
  • Provide credit linked subsidy to promote affordable housing
  • Encourage more partnerships between the public and the private sector
  • Provide grants for beneficiary-led individual house construction

The minimum size of the houses under PMAY shall be in accordance with the National Building Code. In the event, the available area for the development of the homes cannot support the minimum size, and the beneficiary has consented to a smaller size of the house, a decision can be taken in that regard by the State Level Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee.

Adding on, PMAY has following two categories:

  1. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban (PMAY-U)
  2. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) or Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna – rural

Since the launch of the scheme, several applicants have applied to avail of the benefits. As an applicant, you might be curious to know the status of the application. Getting to know the PMAY status of your application is a simple task. The government releases two separate lists of beneficiaries for the urban and rural populations. You can check the PMAY status using your name or the registration number. You also have the option of calling on the toll-free number of National Housing Board to get the PMAY status of your application.

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