So Far More Than one Crore Houses Have Been Approved Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)

New Delhi, Jan 22: In a big boost to the “Housing for All” initiative, construction of more than 1.68 lakh new houses have been approved by the Centre with the focus on on completion and delivery of houses to beneficiaries.

Construction of 1,68,606 new houses have been approved in the 52nd Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) which was attended by 14 States/UTs.

These houses are proposed to be constructed across the verticals of Beneficiary Led Construction, Affordable Housing in Partnership and in-situ Slum Redevelopment. The states also put in their proposals for revision of projects due to various issues such as, of land, topographical hazards, inter-city migration, change of preferences of verticals etc.

According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, total 1.1 crore houses approved under PMAY(U) so far which include construction is in various stages in more than 70 Lakh houses and more than 41 Lakh houses have been completed.

This was the second CSMC meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is committed to provide pucca houses to all eligible beneficiaries of Urban India by 2022 when the   Nation will celebrate 75 th Independence.

Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra, who presided over the meeting urged the States/UTs to strategize the expeditious implementation of PMAY(U) projects.

“The progress under the Mission has been steady. We have to move towards completion of houses with all the basic physical and social infrastructure,” Mishra said and added “The States/UTs shall focus on completion and delivery of houses to beneficiaries.”

He further urged the States/UTs to expedite the implementation of the Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) scheme.

This was the second CSMC meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is committed to provide pucca houses to all eligible beneficiaries of Urban India by 2022 when the   Nation will celebrate 75 th Independence.

“All the States/UTs may also learn from the six Light House Projects (LHPs) initiated in six cities, namely, Agartala (Tripura), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Rajkot (Gujarat) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu). The technology can be replicated and scaled across the country for mass housing ,” he said.

With the vision of “Housing for All”, the emphasis has been to accelerate construction, completion and delivery of houses across the country within stipulated time under PMAY(U).