The Rajasthan Government has set their aim for the construction of dwelling units under the PMAY rural scheme in the current fiscal year 2019-20. The State Government plans to build 3.64 lakh housing units this year.
This decision is taken after the Rajasthan Government missed the deadline to construct pre-approved housing units under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin. The housing department already holds a balance of Rs. 45.57 crore under the PMAY scheme.
As per the order of rural development department, housing units are allotted to 1.45 scheduled tribes, 16,792 to the minorities, 1.27 lakh houses to others and to Schedule castes.
Earlier it was estimated to 3.66 lakh housing units but it was then brought down to 3.64 lakh houses according to the revised order of 13th June.
The State Government has completed construction of affordable homes under PMAY rural scheme in the village areas.
Earlier in April 2018, Sudarshan Sethi, the additional chief secretary Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, informed that the Government completed the construction of 3,03,000 lakh homes out of 4.73 lakh affordable homes which they targeted to complete in the past two years. He also stated that the construction of the remaining one lac dwelling units would be completed by June in the same year.
These affordable homes were designed by the Government in consultation with IIT-Delhi that makes these homes compatible with the weather conditions. The beneficiaries of these homes have already received a total of rupees 1 lac 48 thousand that includes 1.2 lacs rupees of subsidy, rupees 16,290 for three months under the NAREGA Scheme and 12,000 rupees under the Swach Bharat Mission for building toilets.