Despite the critical importance of adequate housing—both as a means of prevention and for recovery—in dealing with pandemics like COVID-19, the Indian government has not paid attention to reducing the incidence of homelessness or to improving the quality of housing of the urban and rural poor during the pandemic or in its recovery plans.

To achieve the objective of “Housing for All” by 2022, the erstwhile rural housing scheme, Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) has been restructured into Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G) w.e.f. 1st April, 2016. Under PMAY-G, the target is construction of 2.95 crore houses by 2022. The identification of beneficiaries under PMAY-G is based on the housing deprivation parameters and exclusion criteria prescribed under Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 after due verification by Gram Sabha and Appellate Process.

The preparation of the State Action Plan for 2019-20 is aimed at achieving the desired outcomes under the key focus areas. The Empowered Committee (EC) has observed that the implementation of Rural Development Programmes had been outstanding in various States/UTs.

The preparation of the State Action Plan for 2019-20 is aimed at achieving the desired outcomes under the key focus areas. The Empowered Committee (EC) has observed that the implementation of Rural Development Programmes had been outstanding in various States/UTs.

The preparation of the State Action Plan for 2019-20 is aimed at achieving the desired outcomes under the key focus areas. The Empowered Committee (EC) has observed that the implementation of Rural Development Programmes had been outstanding in various States/UTs.

The survey findings suggest that the quality of PMAY-G houses have certainly improved in terms of pucca roofs, deployment of better construction material, larger area, and ventilation.

The objective of this study is to present the results of a model developed by Microsol with regards to cooking in rural households between 2018 and 2030, with information from three countries: Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

The first part of a series on NDA govt's flagship schemes looks at housing for all

Affordable homes in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Gurugram and Noida are moving at a fast clip

The Budget is a political one with a focus on farmers, rural area, on the poor, on women, on infrastructure, on digital economy and bringing in good governance.

The Union Cabinet is yet to clear the proposal of building three crore houses for the rural poor.The Union Cabinet is yet to clear the proposal of building three crore houses for the rural poor.

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