New Delhi, Feb 23: Construction of 56,368 houses have been approved under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY-U) at the 53rd Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee Meeting that was held on Feb 22. The houses are proposed to be constructed under various verticals of the PMAY-U Mission. A total of 11 states and UTs attended the meeting. Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said in regard of the scheme, “Let’s get into the mode of implementation and execution.”
Mishra urged the states and UTs to ensure 100 per cent completion and delivery of PMAY-U houses to all its eligible beneficiaries within the mission's period. The participating states and UTs were also directed to use the online mechanism for proper implementation and monitoring of the mission. The progress of the Light House Projects (LHPs) and Demonstration Housing Projects (DHPs) was also reviewed by Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra. The Prime Minister of India had laid the foundation stones of the LHPs on Jan 1, 2021.
The houses under LHPs are presently being constructed at Lucknow, Ranchi, Rajkot, Agartala, Chennai and Indore. In order to promote these LHP sites as Live Laboratories for transfer of technology to the field, the Ministry has initiated an Online Enrolment Drive for Technograhis to encourage large scale citizen participation and create technical awareness, on-site learning, find ideas for solutions, experimentation and encouraging innovation.
Mishra also spoke about how the Mission is promoting women empowerment by allotting houses in the name of women beneficiaries or joint ownership. He categorically asked the states and UTs to comply by the advisory issued by the Ministry at every level, primarily ensuring that the woman beneficiary’s name is mentioned on the nameplate of their PMAY-U house. With the vision of ‘Housing for All’, the emphasis has been to accelerate construction, completion and delivery of houses across the country.
The Centre is committed to provide pucca houses to all eligible beneficiaries of Urban India by 2022, when the Nation celebrates 75 years of Independence. The construction of houses of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban ascheme re in various stages and more than 73 Lakh houses have been grounded and nearly 43 Lakh have been completed, as of now.