Women empowerment through House ownership

Women empowerment through House ownership

News: Recently, the government stated that over 69% of houses constructed under the PMAY-Grameen are either wholly or jointly owned by women in rural areas.

Why does this data matter?
• Firstly, it caters to the government’s goal of women getting their fair share under government schemes thereby promoting Nari Shakti.
• The idea behind the initiative is to have “women-led” development instead of “development of women”.
• It helps the aspirations of having ownership of pucca house and women being the owner of the same further helps build their confidence.
• It highlights increasing trend of participation of women in taking crucial financial decisions.
• Providing basic amenities like housing, water, electricity gives a sense of security and dignity to women as well as members of the family of poor households.
• It promotes social and financial inclusion.

About PMAY-Grameen:
• The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Grameen) was launched 2015 with the aim of constructing 2.95 crore houses.
• The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Grameen (PMAY-G) has been devised in line with Government’s commitment to providing ‘Housing for All’ by 2022 in rural areas.
• The houses under PMAY come equipped with toilet, Saubhagya Yojna electricity Connection, Ujala Scheme LED bulb, Ujjwala gas Connection and water connection under Har Ghar Jal.

Note – Schemes and data around women empowerment needs to be noted down separately. Quoting data shared by the government in your answers will add value to your answers and fetch you extra marks.

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