Department of Public Relation:Government of Madhya Pradesh

Devendra Joshi

Planned efforts are being made in Madhya Pradesh to fulfil the dreams of houseless rural people to have house of their own. About 85 percent rural population in the state lives in thatched, kuchcha dwellings. Work is progressing fast to construct 10 lakh houses every year for such families under various schemes.

Mukhyamantri Grameen Aawas Mission

The drive to provide the rural poor houses of their own has met with immense success through Mukhyamantri Grameen Aawas Mission. It has made easier the process of turning dreams of the poor into reality. Under this novel mission, every beneficiary poor family is provided assistance of Rs. one lakh 20 thousand to construct house. This includes Rs. 50 thousand bank loan and Rs. 50 thousand government subsidy. The beneficiary has to spend only Rs. 20 thousand. Bank loan and subsidy assistance is given in 3 phases during various stages of house construction. Under the mission, pucca toilets are also constructed in these houses. As per eligibility, the beneficiary family is given financial assistance of Rs. 9 thousand under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan to construct pucca toilet.

The mission was launched on the initiative of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in February 2011. Since then, banks have sanctioned 4 lakh 18 thousand 593 cases. So far, loans have been distributed to 3 lakh 44 thousand 918 beneficiaries and 3 lakh 50 thousand houses have been constructed. The mission has provided Rs 1428.70 crore to beneficiaries to build houses of their own till date. Several states of the country have replicated this novel initiative of Madhya Pradesh.

Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Aawas Yojana

Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Aawas Yojana has been launched for those BPL scheduled caste and scheduled tribe families who are either houseless or live in kuchcha houses in rural areas and have not been included in Indira Aawas Yojana. Under the scheme, such beneficiaries are given house costing Rs. 70 thousand on cent percent subsidy. As many as 5846 houses costing Rs. 29 crore 06 lakh were constructed under the scheme in the state during year 2012-13. The work is progressing fast to provide built-up houses costing Rs. 35 crore 03 lakh to 5000 families during year 2013-14. During current fiscal, houses costing Rs. 42 crore 03 lakh will be constructed for 6037 beneficiaries.

Indira Aawas Yojana

A target was given to construct one lakh 12 thousand 936 houses under Indira Aawas Yojana during financial year 2013-14. For this purpose, allocation of Rs. 615 crore 61 lakh was received. Using these funds, 30 thousand 990 houses are being constructed under Indira Aawas Yojana and 53 thousand 360 houses under Indira Aawas-FRA Yojana. Financial provision for the scheme was 96 crore 04 in year 2003, which has been increased to 385 crore 12 lakh during 2012-13. As many as 60 thousand 845 houses were constructed in year 2013-14. This year a target has been set to construct one lakh 13 thousand 411 houses at a cost of Rs. 806 crore 28 lakh. As a result of state government’s efforts, funds received under the scheme from the Centre have increased 4 fold.

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