Housing or Infrastructure Related Programmes


Ajit Kumar AJIT KUMARWISDOM IAS, New Delhi.

                                                                                                                                          Updated in March 2015
 Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY): Priority is to be given to families of the manual scavengers, including those rehabilitated and rehabilitated bonded labourers. Transgenders are also included now. Priority is given to households with single girl child, households where a member is suffering from Leprosy/cancer and people living with HIV (PLHIV). Apart from NE States, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and J&K, the hilly States, other State Governments can also identify difficult areas, keeping the unit as Gram Panchayat.
Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY): 10% of the RAY allocation is kept for the innovative projects and the projects for slum development / relocation for the slums on Central Government land or land owned by its agencies; autonomous bodies etc. To increase affordable housing stock, as part of the preventive strategy, the Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) Scheme is in place under RAY. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) has been allowed for affordable housing projects from 2012. It has been extended for Slum Rehabilitation Projects from 2013-14. Borrowings to the tune of US $ 1.834 Billion have been channeled in the past 3 years.
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY): This is a fully funded centrally sponsored scheme with the objective of providing all-weather road connectivity and also permits upgradation of existing rural roads.
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM): This was launched to implement reform-driven, planned development of cities in a Mission mode with four components of which two, viz., the Sub-Mission for Urban Infrastructure and Governance and the Sub-Mission for Basic Services to the Urban Poor are implemented in 65 select cities. The other two components, namely, Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns and Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme are implemented in other cities/towns.
 


Monday, 16th Mar 2015, 09:03:08 AM

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