The CAG report had found several deficiencies in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) in the state.
Among the sample completed houses, 31.02% houses remain vacant or are being used for non-residential purposes while 49.15% houses have no toilets despite the state being declared open defecation free (ODF), said the report.
“When the CAG report was prepared, around 12.79 lakh families were without toilets in Rajasthan even as they were eligible for it under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). In the last one-and-a-half year, of the total 12.79 lakh families, toilets have been built for over 10.7 lakh families. Now, only 2 lakh families are left behind,” said rural development special secretary P C Kishan.
“The concept of LOB (left out of baseline) and NOLB (no one left behind) was also not there during that time. We could not build their toilets/give them incentives during that time as they were not categorized in the baseline. It was introduced later,” he added.