MP CM Announces Free Housing for all Under Garib Kalyan Agenda

Published Date - 04 November 2017 05:08:44 Updated Date - 04 November 2017 05:29:10

Madhya Pradesh Government is working on free housing for all on the lines of central government housing scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). MP Chief minister is all set to announce a “Housing Guarantee Act” to provide housing to homeless poor people in the state.

The aim of housing guarantee act is to promote pro poor policies under Garib Kalyan Agenda for poverty alleviation. The scheme may be launched during the Garib Kalyan Mela to be held on December 4. This Garib Kalyan Mela is aimed at presenting and facilitating the beneficiaries of poverty alleviation schemes of MP government.

The event which is expected to be attended by more than 1.5 Lakh people will act as a platform to publicize the government schemes for poor.

The new housing guarantee act will benefit those who are homeless and unable to afford. The state government will financially support the homeless poor under the new free housing scheme.

The central government’s  housing for all scheme still would be applicable in the state for the eligible poor.


The Prime Minister of India had earlier launched the Pradhan MantriAwas Yojana to provide roof over the head of poor people. However the implementation for the same has been left to the states.

Madhya Pradesh seems to have geared up to implement housing for all under their Garib Kalyan Agenda.

Objectives of Free Housing

There are specific purposes and reasons for launching these schemes among the masses. Some of the objectives that the state government strives to achieve are as follows –

  • The main objective of this new scheme is to alleviate poverty and to provide roof over all people. There is a dire necessity to rehabilitate the poor because the plots are also in need for infrastructural purposes.
  • The Chief Minister’s Garib Kalyan Agenda is purely dedicated to alleviating poverty. As a part of the same, this scheme has been launched.

To make this news and to spread the word among the masses, so that more and more people come to reap the rewards, a fair is announced. This fair is called Garib Kalyan Mela. It will be held on December 4, 2016.

The purpose of this fair is to announce the benefits. Here itself the government will announce the list of beneficiaries who are qualified for this scheme.

Key aspects of implementation

  • Those belonging to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Low Income Groups (LIGs) can take any amount of loan. There’s no upper limit.
  • Furthermore, the people from LIGs and EWS will be eligible for getting an interest rate of 6 per cent. This means that they will be getting interests at a subsidized rate.
  • Also PM Awas Yojana insists that 9000 houses be built for the poor by 2022. The Chief Minister announced that 5053 houses will be given to the EWS. Also 150 houses will be built for the Bhopal Gas victims.

What’s coming next?

In the upcoming event where nearly 1.5 lac people will be present, the announcements shall be made. Also, soon the state government will announce housing schemes for the state cooperative housing societies.

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Who will get benefit under this scheme?



Head of Garib Kalyan Agenda

Shivraj Singh Chouhan


Special 150 houses for

Bhopal Gas victims

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