The objective of IAY is primarily to help construction of new dwelling units and up gradation of existing unserviceable Kachha Houses into Pacca/ semi Pacca Houses by beneficiaries belonging to BPL families. It is a beneficiaries oriented programme meeting with the requirement of housing which is so vital for human survival and therefore essential for social economic development.


The programme was launched in the year 1985 to provide assistance for construction of new house by the beneficiaries. Its scope has been expanded to conversion of unserviceable Kachha house into Pacca/semi Pacca house w.e.f 1.4.1999. Benefit under the programme is provided to the female member of the family living below poverty line. Selection of the beneficiaries is done by the Gram Sabha.


IAY is a Centrally sponsored scheme funded on sharing basis between the Govt. of India and the State Govt. in the ration of 75:25.


Under this programme the house is allotted in the name of female member of BPL house hold, alternatively it is allotted in joint names of both husband and wife. Grant of Rs. 22,000/- per unit is provided for construction of a house. For conversion of a Kachha house in to Pacca/semi Pacca house, Rs. 10,000/- is provided. Sanitary latrine and smokeless Chulha are integral part of the house.


The eligible person who desires to seek assistance under the scheme should contact the Gram Panchayat concerned.