Nov. 21, 2020

Union Rural Development Minister interacted with Rural Development Ministers and officials of the States on the occasion of “Awaas Diwas” celebration.


  • The Rural Housing Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G) was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on 20th of November 2016 at Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

  • To commemorate the launch of PMAY-G, which aims to provide “Housing for All” by 2022, it was decided to celebrate 20th November every year as Awaas Diwas.

  • The program envisages the completion of 2.95 crore houses with all basic amenities by the year 2022.

  • In the first phase of the scheme from 2016-17 to 2018-19, a target for construction of one crore pucca houses were set.

  • In the second phase of the scheme starting from 2019-20 to 2021-22, the target of construction of the remaining 1.95 crore houses has been set.