1.1 crore houses approved under PMAY(U) so far: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

New Delhi: As far as 1,68,606 new houses construction have been approved in the 52nd Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), said the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

A total of 14 states and UTs participated in this meeting. These houses are proposed to be constructed across the verticals of Beneficiary Led Construction, on, Affordable Housing in Partnership and In-Situ Slum Redevelopment, informed the ministry.

The states also put in their proposals for revision of ports due to various issues such as land, topographical hazards, inter-city migration,n, change of preferences of verticals, etc. Construction is in various stages in more lakh 70 Lakh houses and more than 41 lakh houses have been completed.

Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA said, “The progress under the Mission has been steady. We have to move towards the completion of houses with all the basic physical and social infrastructure. The States/UTs shall focus on the completion and delivery of houses to beneficiaries. He further urged the States/Uthe Ts to expedite the implementation of the Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) scheme.”

“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 scale across the country for mass housing,” he said.

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