At the 53rd Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee meeting, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) permitted the construction of 56,368 houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) scheme.These houses are proposed to be constructed under multiple platforms of the PMAY-U Mission.
The meeting of the monitoring committee was attended by a total of 11 states and UTs and they were directed to use the online mechanism (MIS) for proper implementation and monitoring of the mission.
Eligible Beneficiaries to Get PMAY-U Houses
The housing ministry is in the implementation and execution mode of the scheme. The instructructions were given to states and UTs to ensure that the PMAY-U houses to be completed and delivered to all their eligible beneficiaries within the mission period. The Secretary of MoHUA also conducted investigations of Light House Projects (LHPs) and Demonstration Housing Projects (DHPs).
The Ministry has launched an online registration drive for Technograhis to encourage large-scale citizen participation and create technical awareness, on-site learning, finding ideas for solutions, experimentation and promoting innovation to promote these LHP sites as live laboratories for the transfer of technology to the field.
The mission boosts women's empowerment by allocating houses on behalf of women beneficiaries or joint ownership. The MoHUA is committed to provide all eligible beneficiaries of urban India with pucca houses by 2022, when the nation celebrates 75 years of independence.
There are separate phases in the construction of PMAY-U buildings. More than 73 lakh houses have been developed so far, and almost 43 lakh houses have been completed.