Aim and Objective:
Banglar Awaas Yojana (BAY) aims to provide a pucca house with basic amenities to all houseless households and households living in kutcha and dilapidated house in rural areas. To achieve the objective of “Housing for All”,the State has fixed the target number of houses to be constructed by the year 2016-17, 2017-2018 and 2018-19 are 8 457, 5 237 and 10 000 respectively.
Key Features of BAY:
(a) The minimum unit (house) size has been enhanced from 20 sq.m (under IAY) to 25 sq.m including a dedicated area for hygienic cooking.
(b) Enhancement of unit assistance from Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 1.20 lakh in plains.
(c) Fund is released in 4 installments (Rs.40 000/-for construction of house upto plinth level, Rs.30 000 upto lintel level, Rs.40 000 upto roof level and Rs.10 000 for completion level)
(d) The cost of unit (house) assistance is shared between Central and State Governments in the ratio 60:40 in plain areas.
(e) Provision of assistance of Rs.10,000/- for toilets through convergence with Nirmal Mission Bangla (NMB).
(f) Provision of 90 person days of un-skilled labour wage under MGNREGA for construction of house,over and above the unit assistance.
(g) Identification and selection of beneficiaries, based on the housing deficiency and other social deprivation parameters in SECC-2011 data, and verified by the Gram Sabhas.
(h) Setting up of National Technical Support Agency (NTSA) at national level to provide technical support in achieving the target. The beneficiaries are also provided technical assistance in the construction of the house.
(i) All payments to the beneficiary are made electronically to their Bank accounts.
(j) Sensitization of the beneficiaries on BAY.
(k) Focus on construction of quality houses by the beneficiaries using local materials, appropriate designs and trained masons.