Jan Awas Yojana Started by Former Chief Minister Harish Rawat in Uttarakhand

June 12, 2017 | By Jagjit Singh | Filed in: Government Schemes, State Government, Uttarakhand, Yojana.

Under the Former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat launched the Jan Awas Yojana Uttarakhand at Najul Bhumi near the Bypass Road. The scheme was launched in favor of the poor people of the state of Uttarakhand with the aim set in the mind of providing affordable housing to those living within the state.

The government has launched this scheme with respect to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, of which the government of the state of Uttarakhand would construct houses for those who don’t have their own houses and live in Kachha Makan’s. The Economically Weaker Society and Lower Income Groups will be directly benefitted from the Scheme.


Highlights of the scheme

  • The scheme was launched under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
  • To provide affordable housing to the poor people who are residence within the state of Uttarakhand.
  • Benefits would be given to the people of Economically Weaker Society and Lower Income Groups.
  • The scheme was approved under the Jan Awas Yojana on the 30th of November 2016.

Objectives of the scheme

  • To provide a subsidy to the people from LIG and EWS segments of the urban population.
  • Offer the poor a subsidy on the interest rates on loans availed for the yojana.
  • To build houses in the slum areas to provide the poor people with pakka makan’s.
  • The government would construct 35,000 houses under the Jan Awas Yojana Uttarakhand.

Benefits of the scheme

  • The scheme would allow the poor people to have a roof over their heads
  • Reduce the level of disease spread due to open defecation.
  • The scheme would ensure that the Housing for all scheme is at its best even in the state of Uttarakhand.
  • Providing the poor people with an opportunity to get their own houses at a less price

Implementation of the scheme

The government has set a budget of INR. 400 crore for the Jan Awas Yojana and is to be implemented under the Jan Awas Yojana. So far the Government has allotted INR. 40 crore towards the construction of the flats during the financial year. The government has allotted 1500 to 2000 houses during the first phase while the second phase is at development. The selection process would be done by the district nodal officers and the houses would be constructed with quality material.

Eligibility of the scheme

  • The candidate must be a resident of the state
  • He/she must have proof of citizenship of the state
  • He/she must not have another house under their or their families name
  • He/she must have a low income which must be around INR. 60000 per annum.

Documents required for the scheme

  • Identification proof like an Aadhar Card, voter card, pan card or any other identification would be required.
  • State residential proof
  • Income proof is required (SC/ST/OBC or Minority)
  • An affidavit from the beneficiary that either he/she or any of the family members do not own a pucca house.


The government has mastered the way of benefitting the poor of the state and reduce the gap between the rich and the poor by a small percent but it is a good start. The common man’s vote would also be beneficial to the state government of Uttarakhand as the time comes.

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