PMAY-G being implemented by Ministry of Rural Development aims at providing a pucca house, with basic amenities, to all houseless householder and those households living in kutcha and dilapidated house, by 2022. The immediate objective is to cover 1.00 crore household living in kutcha house/dilapidated house in three years from 2016-17 to 2018- 19.
For such a huge programme in which large scale construction work is required the Ministry has provided for a component to train Rural Masons. Several States have started the training programme by engaging training partners. The training is provided on site of construction only.
Bhaskar Foundation is implementing Rural Mason training in Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra. More than 3000 candidates have been trained in FY 2017-18 and further training is going on.