Rural housing has always been a concern in the vast state of Maharashtra and over the last couple of months, it has been even more difficult than ever before. With people from the lower economic strata of the society losing jobs due to lockdown, the personal finances of many of the breadwinners in these regions are in dire need of help.

In such a situation, if there happen to be some who have dreamt of finally getting a house for themselves, the dream may appear to be a steep one for them at the moment, in a time where making ends meet could be an achievement in itself.

Growing cognisant of the predicament the people in rural areas of Maharashtra are currently facing in regards to housing, the Maharashtra state government has announced the Maha Awas Yojana Gramin (MAY-G) scheme.

What is the Maha Awas Yojana Gramin (MAY-G)?

The Maha Awas Yojana Gramin (MAY-G) is a housing scheme aiming to offer around 8,82, 135 houses in rural areas within a period of 100 days. This scheme will offer affordable housing to the needy who have been working hard for years simply to get a roof over their heads and basically to have a concrete place they can call home.

The work in this regard has started in full swing and the CMO of Maharashtra put out the announcement through his popular social media handle on Twitter.

Online application for the Maha Awas Yojana Gramin (MAY-G)

The Maha Awas Yojana Gramin (MAY-G) would follow the same applicational guidelines as that followed by the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G).

As of now, there is no official portal where an interested applicant could apply for the benefits of the scheme, but one can rest assured that the state government is actively working in the direction to have a fully functional and easy-to-follow website up and running in a matter of days.

Eligibility criteria for the Maha Awas Yojana Gramin (MAY-G)

In order to apply for the scheme and turn out to be eligible for the benefits offered by the scheme, here are some things you need to know:

  1. Houseless families or families living in kutcha houses with zero, one, or two rooms can apply for the scheme.
  2. Households without a male adult aged between 19-59 years can apply for the benefits offered by this scheme.
  3. Households without a literate adult with a minimum age can apply for the scheme.
  4. Households with a disabled member.
  5. Households that do not own any land and earn from casual labour.
  6. Households belonging to scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, and other minorities.
  7. Families that do not own any motorized vehicle, agricultural equipment, or fishing boat.
  8. Individuals who possess a Kisan credit card with a limit of ₹50,000 or more.
  9. Households without a government employee or individuals earning ₹10,000 or more on a monthly basis.
  10. Individuals who do not pay any professional tax, including income tax to the government in a fiscal year.