Jharkhand cabinet committee has given approval to Abua Awas Yojana on 18 October 2023. In this scheme, the state govt. will provide 3 room houses free of cost to the poor people. The houses under अबुआ आवास योजना would be bigger in size as compared to houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
The new Abua Awas Yojana would cost Rs. 16,320 crore to the state exchequer in the next 3 years. This housing scheme will run alongside other existing housing schemes for the poor people. In this article, we will tell you why Abua Awas Yojana (AAY) is needed? How will it work? Who are going to be its beneficiaries?
It is worth noting that Abua housing scheme was earlier announced by CM Hemant Soren on the occasion of Independence day i.e 15th August 2023.
Jharkhand Abua Awas Yojana Cabinet Approval
Poor people will now get houses constructed by the Jharkhand government under a new Abua Awas Scheme. Not only the size of the houses would be big than the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana but even the services would be more. People would be able to live a life with dignity and honor. Chief Minister Hemant Soren has given this information to the media after cabinet meeting on 18th October.
CM mentioned that in every cabinet meeting, several welfare initiatives are launched. In the recent meeting, cabinet has decided to provide houses to the needy ones under Abua Awas Yojana.
Along with this, a new scheme namely Mukhyamantri Gram Gadi Yojana to enhance rural connectivity would be launched. This MGGY scheme would benefit particularly old age persons, women, students, freedom fighters. Around 1 crore people would be benefited from CM Gram Gadi Yojna. In cabinet meeting held under CM’s leadership, total 29 proposals were approved.
Number of Beneficiaries of Abua Awas Yojana
Around 8 lakh people in rural areas would benefit from Abuaa awas yojna. It would run separately from PMAY housing scheme and would primarily focus on providing houses to homeless people.
CM Announcement on Abuaa Awas Scheme 2023
While announcing the Abua Awas Yojana on the Independence Day (15 August 2023), CM Hemant Soren said that the state government would spend over Rs. 16,320 crore under the scheme in the next three years. In this new housing scheme, the state govt. will develop and give 3 room houses free of cost to poor and needy people.
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CM Soren said “We had promised to provide houses to the poor. Today, I announce to launch the Abua Awas Yojna. Under the scheme, we would provide 3-room houses to the needy. The government would spend over Rs. 16,320 crore under the scheme in the next three years”.
The Chief Minister added “The PM Awas Yojna is set to end by March 2024. The Abuaa Awas Yojna would be fully funded by the state government. Under the scheme, the state government is estimated to provide housing to around 8 lakh people in the rural areas”.
Several applications are pending in the state for houses under the PM Awas Yojna, all of whose applications remain pending under that scheme and all possible new beneficiaries would be covered under the Abau Awas Yojana put forth by CM Soren, said an official. Providing 3 room houses to the needy was an electrical promise of the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) in the 2019 assembly elections.
Fund Allocation for Abua Awas Yojana in Jharkhand
For Abua Awas Yojana, Rs. 16320 crore would be spent by the Jharkhand state government. After rejection of proposal of sanctioning 8 lakh houses under central govt’s housing scheme, Jharkhand state govt. has approved its own abua housing scheme.
In the first phase in the financial year 2023-24, 2 lakh houses would be given to poor people. Accordingly, in FY 2024-25, around 3 lakh 50 thousand and in FY 2025-26, around 2 lakh 50 thousand houses would be provided. For this purpose, the state govt. will incur an expenditure of 16,320 crore.
House Details in Abua Awas Yojana
- In Abua Awas Yojana, pucca houses shall be constructed having 3 rooms, 1 kitchen and 1 bathroom.
- The total constructed area would be atleast 31 sq.m.
- The provision of 3 clean rooms and clean kitchen is made to ensure people live in hygienic conditions.
- Eligible beneficiaries will get an increased assistance amount of Rs. 2 lakh for construction of houses under Abua Awas Yojana.
साथ ही, लाभार्थी को महात्मा गांधी ग्रामीण रोजगार गारंटी योजना (मनरेगा) के तहत अपने आवास के निर्माण के लिए वर्तमान मजदूरी (समय-समय पर संशोधित) दर पर अधिकतम 95 अकुशल मानव दिवस के समतुल्य आवास योजना अंतर्गत आवास निर्माण हेतु प्राप्त होगा। Notably, all houses built under AAY will be mandatorily registered on the name of the women in the beneficiary families.
Who are Abua Awas Yojana Beneficiaries
Abua Awas Yojana would benefit the following beneficiaries:-
- कच्चे घरों में रहने वाले परिवार,
- आवासविहीन एवं निराश्रित परिवार,
- विशेष रूप से कमजोर जनजाति समूह (PVTG) के परिवार,
- प्राकृतिक आपदा के शिकार परिवार,
- कानूनी तौर पर रिहा किए गए बंधुआ मजदूर एवं वैसे परिवार,
- जिन्हें राज्य सरकार अथवा केंद्र सरकार द्वारा संचालित आवास योजना तथा प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना-ग्रामीण / बाबा साहेब भीमराव आंबेडकर आवास योजना / बिरसा आवास योजना / इंदिरा आवास योजना का लाभ नहीं मिला हो।
झारखण्ड अबुआ आवास योजना में प्रावधान किया गया है कि पात्रता मापदंड के अनुसार लाभुक की स्थायी प्रतीक्षा सूची ग्राम सभा में तैयार की जाएगी।
Eligibility Criteria for Abua Awas Yojana
- Applicant must be a permanent resident of the Jharkhand State.
- The applicant must be residing in any rural area located within the territory of the Jharkhand state.
- He / she must not own a house in their name in any part of India.
- Even the left out beneficiaries of PMAY housing scheme and other homeless people would be included in Abua Awas scheme.
Exclusion in Abua Awas Scheme
- People owning four wheeler or a fishing boat;
- People owning three or four wheeler vehicle used for agricultural purposes;
- People working or retired from government or semi-government jobs;
- Any member of the family elected as a public representative;
- Any income tax payer;
- Any person paying professional tax;
- A family having a refrigerator;
- A family having a 2.5 acre of land with a minimum of one irrigation equipment, or having 5 acres of irrigated land.
List of Documents for Abuaa Awas Yojna
- Aadhaar Card
- PAN Card
- Income Certificate
- Active Mobile Number
- 2 Passport Size Photographs
Need for Abua Awas Yojana
Existing Union Government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin or Ambedkar Awas Yojna have been around for a while. As per data from the state government, 16 lakh families have been beneficiaries of PMAY-Rural, and 50,000 families have benefited from Ambedkar Housing Scheme since the formation of Jharkhand in 2000. Nonetheless, these schemes have been unable to cover all eligible beneficiaries.
Since 2016, the state govt. was using SECC (2011) data to identify the beneficiaries. Certain problems regarding this came to fore when Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren (in Nov’22) and Minister of Rural Development Alamgir Alam (in Feb’23) wrote to Union Minister of Rural Development Giriraj Singh that around 8 lakh eligible beneficiaries had been left out of the ambit of housing schemes. The list included 2 lakh beneficiaries’ wrong entry in the database as being ‘not eligible’ in addition to other discrepancies.
CM Soren and Alam repeatedly requested the Centre to add these eligible people to the list of beneficiaries under existing housing schemes. They repeatedly met the union minister to discuss the matter, but for reasons as still unclear, their requests were not paid heed to. Thus, the state decided to create its own housing scheme.
How to Apply Online for Abuaa Awas Yojana
As the scheme has only been announced yet, so there is no information regarding apply online process. The state govt. may invite Abua awas yojana application / registration form at the Jharkhand govt’s official website or at a new dedicated portal. As soon as the application process begins, we will update it here.