Awas Yojana Assam
After Haryana and Odisha, it is Assam that has taken PM Awas Yojana into implementation mode. It has extended the regulations to all is 97 towns. The plan was to initially implement this scheme to only 9 towns but now it is being extended to all 97 towns. Under this scheme all the poor people (EWS and LIG) will get their homes built by central assistance. The houses are decided to be constructed within 2022 under this scheme.
Features and aspects to note
- This scheme will be implemented in all the 97 towns within the first week of February 2017. Those who are interested will have to be present at the event when it will be launched.
- The Chief Minister has strictly stressed upon the uniformity of the houses that are to be built. They have engaged people and instructed them to build strong houses that can be of utmost comfort for the underprivileged.
- The main aim of this scheme is to empower the below poverty level families to have their own housing. This will usher new ways in which they can avail of the new opportunities that require pucca house and a permanent address.
- The central government has said that they have assigned Rs. 140 crore to the state of Assam for the launch of this new scheme.
- According to a survey there are nearly 2.8 lakh crore households currently in Assam that do not have pucca house. Some of them do not even own a kuchcha house of their own.
- Guwahati was initially among the 9 cities where this scheme was planned to be implemented. Now it is being implemented in all the towns and cities of the state.
- A recent survey has been construed in Guwahati GMC to find out the actual number of houses that need to be built under this scheme here.
- The scheme will be implemented as a credit sponsored scheme. Only the credit linked subsidy is the component of the scheme that will be centrally sponsored.
Why 97 cities were chosen?
The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) did a house to house demand survey. According to this survey 97 cities and towns were qualified to make the choice. After the survey a cross verification was made based on the Social economic Census data. The conclusion was made that the most number of cities and towns shall be chosen to receive this benefit because this will impact the entire BPL residents.
Who is eligible for this scheme?
Any beneficiary who does not own a pucca house and who belongs to either economically weaker section or lower income group is eligible for this scheme. Also, the family needs to have a husband, a wife and an unmarried son or daughter. Also, if you also happen to live in a pucca house right now, it should not be in your own name. If you own a pucca house in your own name anywhere then you will not be eligible for this scheme.
How to apply for this scheme?
Whether you live in Assam or any other part, the method of application is the same. You have to visit the official website (http://www.tcpassam.gov.in/) of the government and apply for this scheme after entering all your details carefully.
You can also download the form at: http://tcpassam.gov.in/Advertisement%20%20cum%20ToR%20SLTC_CLTC_assam.pdf