The Modi government is renaming yet another welfare programme to remove its association with the Gandhi family. This time it’s the Indira Awaas Yojana, which aims to build homes for the rural poor. It’s to be renamed the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana. Cornerstone of the government’s housing-for-all initiative, this is meant to mark the start of an overhaul.
“The name is being changed and many upgrades being made to the scheme,” a senior official said.