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Government approves plan for 60,000 houses under PMAY across five states

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    24th Feb, 2022

Context

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs approved project proposals for over 60,000 houses across at the 58th meeting of Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

Key-points

  • Proposals were approved for construction of more than 60,000 houses in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan.
  • The total number of sanctioned houses under the PMAY (U) is now 04 lakh; of which around 93.25 lakh have been grounded for construction and around 54.78 lakh have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries.
  • The pace of completion of houses, directing officials to expedite the process and meanwhile, also evaluate the beneficiary allotment and completion of the Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) projects in their areas.
  • Work should be done in a processed manner so that maximum benefits of the scheme reach the beneficiaries without any delay.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U)

  • It is a flagship Mission of Government of India being implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • It was launched on 25th June 2015 and addresses urban housing shortage among the EWS/LIG and MIG categories including the slum dwellers by ensuring a pucca house to all eligible urban households by the year 2022, when Nation completes 75 years of its Independence.
  • This project aims to provide housing for all in urban areas by year 2022.
  • PMAY (U) adopts a demand driven approach wherein the Housing shortage is decided based on demand assessment by States/Union Territories. 
  • The Mission covers the entire urban area consisting of Statutory Towns, Notified Planning Areas, Development Authorities, Special Area Development Authorities, Industrial Development Authorities or any such authority under State legislation which is entrusted with the functions of urban planning & regulations.
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