Over 50 Lakh Houses Delivered To Beneficiaries Under PM Awas Yojana-Urban, Govt Informs Lok Sabha

Based on the project proposals submitted by states and union territories as per their assessed demand, 112,95,047 houses have been sanctioned across the country under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana–Urban (PMAY-U).

Against the total sanctioned houses, 84,67,568 have been grounded for construction, and 50,16,642 have been completed and delivered to beneficiaries.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Kaushal Kishore, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Thursday (5 August).

“The Scheme has progressed well, which is reflected from the fact that this Ministry has already sanctioned the entire assessed demand of houses under the Scheme; out of which over 50 lakh have already been delivered to beneficiaries and remaining are at various stages of construction,” the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said.

“The Scheme is well poised to achieve the vision of ‘Housing for All’ within the Mission period. States/ UTs have been advised to ground for construction of the remaining sanctioned houses, complete all houses already grounded and saturate the demand city-wise,” it added.

Further, the Ministry has taken the following steps for effective implementation of the scheme like the creation of National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) with Rs 60,000 crore, use of Space Technology through PMAY(U)-MIS (Management Information System), Bhuvan Portal, PFMS (Public Financial Management System) and Geo-tagging of sanctioned houses, and Payment through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Mode and Aadhaar seeding of beneficiaries for ensuring transparency.