New Delhi: In the Economic Survey 2021 tabled in the House on Monday, 2.17 crore houses have been approved till January 18, 2022, while under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), 2.63 crore houses have been approved by 2021-22. Against the target, 1.69 crore houses have been constructed.
“As of January 18, 2022, states and union territories have identified 4,46,058 landless beneficiaries in the permanent waiting list of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), out of which 2,05,847 (46 Percentage) have been provided land by the respective States and Union Territories. The performance of the scheme during the period between 2016-17 and 2021-22 was impressive.”
Under the scheme, the landless beneficiaries are given top priority in allotment of houses.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), a total of 1,82,506 roads and 9,456 Long Span Bridges (LSBs) spanning 7,82,844 km have been approved and 1,66,798 roads measuring 6,84,994 km and 6,404 LSBs have been approved. are met. The survey mentions till January 18, 2022.
The primary objective of PMGSY is to provide connectivity through an all-weather road with necessary culverts and cross-drainage structures, which is operated throughout the year for eligible unconnected habitations in rural areas.
In 2019, the World Bank in its evaluation of the scheme found that PMGSY roads have had a positive impact on human capital formation in rural India.
first published:Feb. 1, 2022, 11:07 a.m.