To provide the housing options to the socially and economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society in Karnataka, the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (RGRHCL) was established in 2000, as a special purpose vehicle. The authority plays an effective role in the implementation of central and state housing schemes. Here is everything you need to know about RGRHCL and the housing scheme it comes out with.
RGRHCL: Roles and responsibilities
The authority is responsible for providing affordable housing options throughout Karnataka and promotes cost-effective building technologies in rural areas. For allotting homes to the underprivileged sections of the society, the authority creates a beneficiary list from the eligible households, approved by the local gram sabha. Those beneficiaries who wish to construct their own homes, get full assistance from the RGRHCL. The authority also helps such people through ‘Nirmithi Kendras’, for constructing modern concept homes using cost-effective technologies.
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RGRHCL: Housing schemes
Basava Housing Scheme
Under the Basava Vasati Yojana, housing options are provided to homeless beneficiaries residing in rural areas. The income of the beneficiary should be less than Rs 32,000 per annum and he/she should not own any home in any part of the country. Under the scheme, the applicant gets up to 85% of the raw material for the home’s construction.
Devraj URS Housing Scheme
This scheme is for special category applicants, which includes disabled, leprosy cured, HIV-affected households, nomadic tribes, sanitation workers, people affected by riots, exploitation, free bonded labourers, widows and transgenders. The selection of the beneficiaries is done by the District Committee. Here also raw materials are provided to the applicants selected as beneficiaries.
Dr BR Ambedkar Nivas Yojana
This scheme is being implemented for both, urban and rural areas, for providing housing options to homeless families belonging to the Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes (SC/ST). Under the scheme, the government provides Rs 1.75 lakhs as subsidy, to build/buy homes. However, the beneficiary should meet the income eligibility prescribed by the authority.
RGRHCL official portal: Ashraya
If you wish to search for more information related to the RGRHCL housing schemes or beneficiary list, visit the Ashraya portal. The Ashraya portal lists all the upcoming and ongoing housing schemes, as well as data on completed homes under various schemes and land availability for new schemes being planned.
How to check beneficiary status on Ashraya portal?
Visit the Ashraya portal (click here) and select ‘Beneficiary Information’ from the top menu.
You will be redirected to a new page where you can select the district and enter the acknowledgement number, to check the status.
Your application status will be visible on the screen and you will be able to track your status in the beneficiary list.
How to check grant release information on Ashraya?
- Visit the Ashraya portal.
- Look for ‘Grant Release’ details, based on the urban or rural area you belong to.
- Select the year and week, along with the reference number.
- Click ‘Submit’ and the details will be visible on the screen.
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RGRHCL: How to check land availability
Now, beneficiaries can check the land availability in the state online, on the Ashraya portal. Users can click on Land availability status and search land identified and total land available with the state/central government and private holders. The list can be downloaded as an Excel file and filtered accordingly. The data is available in tabular format and can be narrowed down to district, village, or taluk level.
RGRHCL: Latest News
High Court seeks response on rural housing schemes
The Karnataka High Court has issued notice to the state and central governments on a PIL, seeking directions to provide housing to eligible siteless/houseless urban families. The court has issued notice to the secretaries of Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, secretary, Housing Department, Government of Karnataka, managing director of Rajiv Gandhi Housing Corporation Limited, and commissioners of Backward Classes Welfare and Karnataka Slum Development Board asking about the action plan for implementing the various state and centre housing schemes for urban and rural EWS.
Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited: Contact details
For more details, applicants can contact:
Kaveri Bhavan, 9th Floor,
C&F Block, KS G Road,
Bangalore – 560009
Phone: 91-080-22106888, 91-080-23118888, Fax: 91-080-22247317
What is KARNIK?
KARNIK stands for Karnataka Rajya Nirmana Kendra, which was established by the government of Karnataka, to promote, monitor, oversee and guide the activities of the Nirmithi Kendra.
What is Nirmithi Kendra?
The Nirmithi Kendra is an organisation that disseminates information on low-cost building materials and technologies.