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Organisation : Department of Tribal Welfare Goa
Scheme Name : Atal Asra Yojana
Applicable States/ UTs : Goa
Applicable For : ST Families
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Tribal Welfare Atal Asra Yojana

Financial Assistance for Construction of New Houses and Repairs

Related : Tribal Welfare Prashikshan Yatra :


Housing is one of the basic requirements of human survival. For a shelter less person, own house provides significant economic and social security and status in the society. Cost of housing has gone very high in the state of Goa.

There are many tribal families who do not have Pucca House and many others do not have their own house. There are two housing schemes at present implemented namely Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) and Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY).

While Indira Awas Yojana is for BPL families, the Rajiv Awas Yojana is for poor families with annual income uptoRs. 1.5 Lakhs. The amount sanctioned under the schemes is inadequate to construct the house and supplementary finance from Banks comes at very high rates.

Therefore there is a need to extend further financial assistance over and above the assistance provided under the Rajiv Awas Yojana or Indira Awas Yojana.


The objective of the scheme “Atal Asra Yojana” is to provide supplementary financial assistance for construction and repairs of houses to STs which is in addition to the amount sanctioned under Rajiv Awas Yojana so that cost of borrowing is reduced for construction of houses by the poor tribal families.

Eligibility Criteria

ST Families who have been sanctioned benefit/Eligible for benefit under the scheme of Rajiv Awas Yojana or Indira Awas Yojana will be entitled for the balance additional financial assistance subject to the limit of maximum financial assistance prescribed under this scheme.


Financial Assistance for construction of New House is up to Rs. 2.50 Lakhs and for repairs of existing house is up to Rs. 1,00,000/- including financial assistance under IAY or RAY as the case may be.

Priority in Selection of Beneficiaries

The priority for selection of beneficiary target group is as below :
1. BPL ST families will be considered on first priority
2. ST house hold headed by Widow or Unmarried women.
3. Physically disabled person.
4. ST household affected by flood, fire and other natural calamities.
5. Forest dwelling scheduled tribes.

Conditions of Sanction

a. Construction of the House in accordance with the Building Plans and construction Bye Laws as applicable in the area.
b. Sanitary requirements shall be observed for the house constructed.

Application& Procedure for Sanctioning Amount

Prescribed Application along with the required documents be submitted to the competent Authority as prescribe under Indira Awas Yojana (Project Director of RDA) or Rajiv Awas Yojana (Director of Panchayats in Rural area and the Director of Social Welfare in Urban areas).

In addition to the documents required under the scheme, the Application should also be supported with the detailed estimate of the construction or of the repairs of the existing house in respect of which financial assistance is sought.

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