As per the of National Family and Health Survey conducted in the state, only about 45% households have a pucca house whereas in rural areas, only 32.6% of households have a pucca house in Madhya Pradesh with over 70% population living in these areas, showed the fifth round of survey.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana– housing for all scheme in Madhya Pradesh, ‘a top performer’ state still half of the population is not benefitted from the scheme where as there are only two years remaining to achieve the target.
As per the National Family and Health Survey conducted in the state only about 45% households have a pucca house.
In rural areas, 32.6% of households have a pucca house in Madhya Pradesh with over 70% population living in these areas, showed the fifth round of survey.
The houses made out of mud, thatch or other low-quality materials are called as kachha houses whereas those made of partly low-quality and partly high-quality materials are defined as semi-pucca houses.
While the houses which are made of high quality materials throughout, including the floor, roof, and exterior walls are called pucca houses in the survey.
Over half the households (56.8%) in rural areas reside in semi-pucca houses, showed NFHS-5 survey and this is when the state claimed itself to be among top performer states in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in the rural development department’s latest annual report.
In the year 2016 the official launch of the scheme was done to provide housing to all by 2024. The annual report taken out by the rural development department (2021-22) however showed that 23.75 lakh houses were made since November 20,
In the case of implementation of PMAY (urban), the state completed construction of 5.21 lakh houses till May 23 this year since 2014- when the scheme was launched, to remain in second spot behind Gujarat (7.47 lakh completed houses), showed state wise progress report on official website.
The authorities including rural development minister, Commissioner didn’t respond to calls and messages despite multiple attempts.