Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana

Offering financial assistance to the poor has been the aim of several governments over the decades. With the pandemic looming over the world at the moment, those who have been marginalized economically have been facing massive challenges ever since lockdowns have been announced. People barely are making enough to make ends meet and have, in the bargain, thrown away all dreams of getting a roof over their heads.

With homelessness rising exponentially, paired with several other factors, the people of Punjab find themselves in a difficult situation.

The state government of Punjab has, in an attempt to help those who are below the poverty line and have been struggling, announced the Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana.

How to apply for the Punjab Shehri Was Yojana online?

The Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana has been launched as a part of the Punjab State Urban Livelihood Mission. All the people of Punjab, who intend to apply for this scheme, can now apply online at the official website.

Here is how you can go about it.

  • Visit the official website of the Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana.
  • On the homepage, click on the “Citizen Form” link which is presented as shown in the image below
  • Once you click on this link, a new page will load asking “Do you have land for constructing your own home?”, to which the applicant can click “Yes” or “No” depending on the applicant’s situation.

The Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana Online registration form 2020

If the applicant clicks on the “No” option as mentioned above, the Punjab Shehri Awas Online. Registration form will appear.

In this form, the applicant gets to fill in all the details in the Punjab Awas Yojana online form for affordable Housing in a partnership component. The details to be filled include name, father’s name, address, ward name, age, gender, mobile number, marital status, Aadhaar number, ownership details of the existing house, religion, caste, bank account details, income as per returns filed, disability status (if applicable), and monthly income.

Finally, the applicant can upload their recent photographs and enter other family member details like the PAN Card number, ID proof, and when all details have been filled in, the applicant can click on the “Submit” button which would conclude the application procedure to the Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana form.

Eligibility criteria for the Punjab Housing scheme?

How do you know if you are eligible for the Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana? If you meet the following criteria, you would know if you are eligible or no.

  1. The applicant must be a resident of Punjab and has to procure proof of residence to prove so, as and when needed.
  2. No person or the family member of the applicant applying should be a government employee
  3. The applicant should complete a minimum of 18 years of age to be eligible to apply for the housing scheme
  4. The applicant should belong to the scheduled caste or backward class, in order to be applying for this scheme
  5. The beneficiaries should hold the relevant caste before applying for the Punjab housing scheme.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.