JAMMU, DEC 17 – District Development Commissioner, Avny Lavasa, today released the report of the Evaluation Study conducted by District Statistics and Evaluation Office Jammu on Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) being implemented by the Rural Development Department.
District Statistics and Evaluation Officer Rupinder Kaur; Chief Planning Officer Yoginder Katoch; District Informatics Officer Jammu Sanjay Gupta; Tehsildar Headquarter and other staff members of District Statistics and Evaluation Office were present at the release ceremony.
The Evaluation Study was assigned by the District Level Technical Committee on Evaluation headed by the District Development Commissioner. It was conducted to evaluate the extent of achievement of the objective of the scheme which was to provide housing for rural poor in the country and address the housing needs of the Below Poverty Level (BPL) households.
The study was conducted in eight blocks of the district wherein 592 beneficiaries and 40 knowledgeable persons were selected randomly for collecting the primary data by door to door field investigation by the officials of District Statistics Evaluation Office Jammu which was later tabulated and comprehensive report thereof was prepared. As per the findings of the study, 96% of the beneficiaries reported upliftment of the socio-economic status with the implementation of the scheme which is quite remarkable and commendable.
While releasing the study, the District Development Commissioner appreciated the efforts of the District Statistics and Evaluation Officer and the staff involved in conducting and finalizing the Evaluation Study report. She highlighted the findings of the study and pointed out the suggestions for consideration by the Rural Development Department for better implementation which included mass awareness regarding the loan facility available under the scheme, its convergence with other schemes and enhancement of the financial assistance being provided under the scheme.