Lapses in Indira Awas Yojana, Rural India Suffers

The Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development to provide houses to the poor in the rural areas. VV-PACS Community Correspondent Mahesh Kumar from Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh reports on how the benefits of Rural Development scheme like Indira Awas Yojna has not been percolated down towards the poor and needy people. During the monsoons earlier this year, the roof of Pitni Devi's house had collapsed. The house is in a dilapidated state. "My son is also physically disabled, so he can't do any work and earn to fix the house" says Pitni Devi. Apart from Pitni Devi, there are many other families who suffer from the same problem. Corruption has also taken a toll on the proper implementation of the programme. Call to Action: You can call Jawaharlal Saroj, Block Development Officer, Block Kara, Kaushambi district, Uttar Pradesh on 09918775000 and pressurize him to help the families from Barahaveli Khalsa in getting the benefit of Indira Awas Yojana. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organizations.

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