Four years of Modi sarkar: A home for everyone in need
The Ministry for Rural Development played a crucial role in the four years of the Modi government. One of the big projects undertaken was to provide a home to every rural poor which will mandatorily have a toilet along with other facilities; 1 crore houses to be built by 2019. Beneficiaries identified based on SECC-2011.
Let us take a look at some of the initiatives and achievements of the Ministry for Rural Development.
Government to spend Rs 14.34 lakh crore in rural areas:
Besides generating employment, this investment will lead to a construction of 3.17 lakh km of roads, 51 lakh new houses, 1.88 crore toilets, and will provide electricity connections to 1.75 crore new households.
Budget allocation for the Rural Development Ministry increased to Rs 1.124 lakh crore.
Allocation for the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) increased to Rs 5,750 crore in 2018-19 from Rs 4,500 crore.
Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)
Launch Date: 11.10.2014
Objective: Social, cultural, economic, infrastructure developments in the villages by development of model villages called "Adarsh Gram"
1241 Gram Panchayats adopted by MPs under SAGY (As on 18th December 2017)
Out of these, 857 Gram Panchayats have uploaded their Village Development Plans on the SAGY website.
GPs identified under SAGY have completed 19951 projects and 7152 (15.3%) projects are in progress.
PRADHAN MANTRI AWAS YOJANA (PMAY) - APNA GHAR APNI CHHAT
To meet the objective of Housing for All by 2022 - 75 years of Independence
As against the initial scheme which provided loans of up to Rs 6 lakh at a subsidized rate of 6.5 per cent, now, housing loans of up to Rs 9 lakh and Rs 12 lakh now get interest subvention of 4 per cent and 3 per cent, respectively
Over the last three and a half years, more than 93 lakh houses have been constructed by the Government in rural and urban areas.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Gramin
To provide a home to every rural poor which will mandatorily have a toilet along with other facilities; 1 crore houses to be built by 2019. Beneficiaries identified based on SECC-2011
A record number of one crore new houses under PMAY(G) are to be completed by March, 2019. As on 26.12.2017, 15.57 lakh rural houses have been completed in 2017-18.
Nearly 85 percent of the eligible habitations (population of 500 in plain areas and 250 in hill areas) have already been connected by all- weather road. This was at 57 percent three and a half years ago.
The target of 100 percent connectivity by March, 2019 is likely to be nearly achieved.
To check there rest of the initiatives and achievements click here: http://pibarchive.nic.in/4YearsOfNDA/mininitiatives.aspx