Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a financial assistance of Rs 60,000 to the homeless people in the state in order to purchase land so that they can also build home for themselves under PMAY [Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna] at a cost of Rs 1.2 lakh.

The beneficiaries will not be charged for registration fee on the purchase of land under another scheme named CM homestead land assistance scheme in context with the CM Gramin Awas Yojana. Nitish Kumar announced the homestead land scheme and the CM Gram Awas Yojana in his Independence Day speech this year at Gandhi Maidan. At an event, Bihar CM also said that the rural development department of the State Government has already started implementing these two schemes.

The event was attended by Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Rural Development Department (RDD) minister Shrawan Kumar and other senior officials of the department. The list of beneficiaries under the homestead land assistance scheme is prepared on the basis of socio- economic caste census which was done in the state earlier. It will benefit people belonging to the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and extremely backward caste sections, he added.

Bihar CM also informed that work has already commenced under the Gram Parivahan Yojana under which five persons of a block will receive Rs. 2 lakh, including Rs. 1 lakh as subsidy, for purchasing vehicles to carry passengers from the block headquarters and their villages.

Earlier, Bihar got offering under PMAY Scheme by CREDAI, as this apex body of Real Estate Developers Association of India announced the construction of affordable housing units in the State by 2022.

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi welcomed CREDAI [Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India] move to work for the development of the housing units in the state. More than 12,000 real estate developers are affiliated to this board and also assured the Government to construct multiple affordable homes with the aim to achieve the target of housing for all by 2022.