Indira Awas Yojana was started in January 1996 to provide houses under the Rural Housing Program. It used to provide the houses in the rural areas to the beneficiaries. However, the performance audit report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in 2014 found that certain gaps existed in this scheme.
The BJP led Government’s commitment under the Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, leadership is to provide “Housing for All” up to 2022 and therefore, Indira Awas Yojana was reevaluated with “Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin” (PMAY-G) under the Ministry of Rural Development from 1st April 2016.
The main aim of this scheme is to provide pucca houses with basic facilities to those houseless households or who live in kutcha houses or in dilapidated houses in rural areas.