Over 1,000 houses to be constructed under Indira Awas Yojna
More than 1,000 BPL (below poverty line) families in Gautam Budh Nagar will get assistance for construction of houses under the Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) in the current financial year.india Updated: Sep 18, 2012 12:17 IST
More than 1,000 BPL (below poverty line) families in Gautam Budh Nagar will get assistance for construction of houses under the Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) in the current financial year.
“For 2012-13 under IAY, 1,114 BPL families will be given aid for construction of houses. Last year 286 housing units were constructed against a target of 250 houses under the scheme,” chief development officer Prakash Bindu said on Monday.
The Indira Awaas Yojana is a flagship scheme of Union ministry of rural development to provide housing to the poor in rural areas. It is funded on cost sharing basis between the central government and a state government at a ratio of 75:25.
The scheme provides financial assistance for the construction and upgradation of houses to members of scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST), freed bonded labourers and other BPL rural households.
According to norms at least 60% funds should be utilised to construct or upgrade houses for SC and ST households. The houses are allotted in the name of a woman or jointly between husband and wife.
The amount of assistance to each household for construction of a house is R45,000. The beneficiary is responsible for construction. A toilet and a smokeless chullah are required to be constructed along with each IAY house for which additional financial assistance is provided.
For 2012-13 the total allocation is R496.31 lakh. It included R372.23 lakh central funds and R124.08 lakh state share under the scheme. The district administration is yet to be received the funds.