Indira Aawas Yojna for the rural poor in India


Ministry Of Rural Development


Housing is one of the basic requirements for human survival. For a normal citizen owning a house provides significant economic and social security and status in society. Approximately 5 lakh families were housed in various centres mainly located in Northern India. A Village Housing Scheme was also launched as part of the Community Development Movement in 1957, in which loans to individuals and cooperatives were provided up to a maximum of Rs.5,000 per house. However, only 67,000 houses were built under this scheme by the end of Fifth Plan (1980). Since 1999-2000, a number of initiatives have been taken to improve the Rural Housing (RH) programme by making provision for upgradation of unserviceable kutcha houses and by providing credit with subsidy for certain sections of the poor. Emphasis has also been laid on the use of cost-effective, disaster resistant and Environment-friendly technologies in rural housing.

Sponsored By

Central Government of India


To improve rural housing through use of cost effective, disaster resistant environment friendly technologies in rural housing


Members of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, freed bonded labourers, minorities below the poverty line category can apply.



Unit assistance under IAY for hilly/difficult areas - enhancement of unit assistance from Rs.45,000 to Rs.48,500 in respect of focused LWE districts; 18 more districts are included for hilly/difficult areas

How To Apply

A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.

Contact to

  1. To Zilla Parishads Or
  2. To District Rural Development Agency at district level all over the country.

Date of Launch





Rural Development

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