The total number of sanctioned houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) mission is now 1.14 crore.
Among these, more than 89 lakh have been grounded for construction, and 52 lakh have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries.
The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U), under the chairmanship of Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), approved for construction of 3.61 lakh houses under Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP), Beneficiary-Led Construction (BLC), In-Situ Slum Redevelopment (ISSR) verticals of PMAY-U.
Presiding over the meeting on Tuesday (23 November), Secretary, MoHUA, took up the issues about States/UTs regarding the construction of houses under the Mission. He asked the States/UTs to resolve the problems without delay so that the construction of houses could be expedited.
The construction of PMAY-U houses is in various stages. With this approval to over 3.6 lakh houses, the total number of sanctioned houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) mission is now 1.14 crore. Among these, more than 89 lakh have been grounded for construction, and 52 lakh have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries.
The total investment under the Mission is Rs 7.52 lakh crore, with a Central Assistance of Rs 1.85 lakh crore. So far, Rs 1.13 lakh crore of funds has already been released.
Further, Secretary, MoHUA, laid renewed emphasis to accelerate housing construction and completion across the country within stipulated time under PMAY-U so that the goal of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022 can be achieved.
Secretary, MoHUA, also approved proposals under Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) – Model 2 – in Telangana and Tamil Nadu. Nineteen thousand five hundred thirty-five units have been approved for urban migrants/poor, involving a Technology Innovation Grant of Rs 39.11 crore.
ARHCs provide affordable rental accommodation to urban migrants and the poor in urban areas close to their workplaces. The ARHC scheme is being implemented through two models. Under Model 1, existing Government-funded vacant houses are converted into ARHCs through Public-Private Partnership or by Public Agencies; Under Model 2, the construction, operation, and maintenance of ARHCs will be done by Public/Private Entities on their vacant land.