Govt Changes Indira Awaas Yojana As Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana

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New Delhi: In yet another renaming, PM Narendra Modi-led Central government has changed the name of ‘Indira Awaas Yojana’.

Now, it will be known as ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana’, according to a report in Amar Ujala.

Also, the Modi government has increased the amount sanctioned for this housing scheme. Now, people entitled to the benefits of the housing scheme will get Rs 1.20 lakh. Earlier, the sanctioned amount was Rs 70,000.

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Moreover, under the redesigned scheme – Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – beneficiaries will be able to take a loan of Rs 70,000.

In addition to above benefits, Rs 12,000 will be given to construct toilet. It is a social welfare flagship programme by government of India to provide housing for the rural poor.

The scheme was launched by Rajiv Gandhi in 1985 as Indira Awas Yojana.