Bihar To Provide Incentive To Speed-up Rural Housing Scheme
Bihar has come up with an incentive scheme to speed up implementation of the Prime Minister’s rural housing scheme in the state.
Panchayat-level rural housing assistants will get Rs 600 for each home built within four months, block-level supervisors will get Rs 70, and block-level account assistants and executive assistants will get Rs 30. Beneficiaries will be entitled to Rs 1,000. If a house is built in four to six months, the incentive will be halved and slashed by 5 per cent for delay of every 15 days after that.
Chief minister shared these details during a rural development department programme on Friday where he distributed papers of the first instalment of the scheme and also keys of some of the completed homes.
An average 500 to 1,000 houses are to be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural) in every panchayat in the state. A total of 11.76 lakh dwelling units have been sanctioned for Bihar for 2016-17 and 2017-18. About 50,000 homes have been completed.
The first instalment has been issued to 6.61 lakh beneficiaries and second instalment to 3.10 lakh beneficiaries. The state is aiming to complete all the sanctioned dwelling units of the previous two fiscals this year and also it is expected to get around 4.5 lakh dwelling units for the current fiscal (2018-19) which too would be completed this year.
He urged the Centre to add the names of those whose name didn’t figure in the socio-economic caste census of 2011 and he urged the centre to also consider the names of those who got benefited from earlier schemes but whose dwelling units were in very bad shape now.
Union minister of state for rural development said the Centre had asked all states to submit the list of left-out beneficiaries latest by September 30. According to the PMAY norms, the Centre and the states share the project cost in 60:40 ratio.
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