Has 2 departments under it – Dept. of Rural Development and Dept. of Land Resources. National level schemes under them – Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for rural roads development, Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) rural emploment and for rural housing, Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) & Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP).
About the scheme:
The new scheme is expected to improve housing stock in the rural areas, as well as create employment opportunities in rural housing sector. Make note of the factual points for Prelims.
All such govt schemes are important for prelims and mains. The name of the scheme, its objectives, its provisions and which ministry it is under are important things to remember.
Note that there are 2 schemes mentioned – Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojna. The Gramin scheme is part of PMAY.
There is an urban counterpart also. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Housing for All (Urban), is being implemented during 2015-2022 and provides central assistance to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and other implementing agencies through States/UTs for affordable housing and rehabilitation of existing slum dwellers. It is under Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
Road Ministry failed to finish first phase; Rural Development Ministry to take over.
The basic idea is to organize the poor into SHG (Self Help Groups) and make them capable for self-employment.