The central government has updated the guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for the “Beneficiary Led Construction” component of the scheme. As per the new amendment, the beneficiary would be required to add at least 9 sq mt of area to the existing house.
The minimum addition of 9 sq mt of area to the existing house will be required to be eligible for a grant of 1.50 Lakh under the Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC) component of the housing scheme.
The modified guidelines have been notified to States and Union Territories for compliance while sending affordable housing proposals for enhancement of existing houses. The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation notified the new guidelines on Wednesday, 1st June 2016.
There are 3 more components under the PM Awas Yojana giving more options to beneficiaries, three more components are In-situ Slum Redevelopment, Affordable Housing in Partnership and Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme.
The central government aims to provide homes to 20 million urban poor by the year 2022 under the mission.
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana has also been launched by the central government to provide houses to the Rural Poor. Under the Gramin Awas Yojana, government will build 3 Crore Pucca houses for rural poor by the year 2022.