The government has said that it will build 30 lakh housing units this year under Indira Aawas Yojana as the proposal is likely to take effect from 1st of April next year.
Addressing the Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting of his ministry in New Delhi, Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh said that efforts are being made to plug the loopholes in the scheme and a new software called Aawas-Soft will be used to bring transparency.
Mr. Ramesh said that Rs 9000 will also be given separately to IAY beneficiaries for constructing toilets and a proposal in this regard will be sent to the Cabinet soon.
Centre has earlier announced a hike in allocation of grants for construction of houses for BPL families under the Indira Awaas Yojana scheme from Rs 45 thousand to Rs 75 thousand per dwelling unit.
For hilly and naxal affected areas, the grants for constructing houses under the scheme will go up from Rs 48,500 to Rs 80 thousand.