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One crore houses sanctioned under PMAY (U): Hardeep Puri

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on December 27, 2019 Published on December 27, 2019

Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (Independent/Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs (file photo)

Till now, one crore houses have been sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)- Urban out of the demand of 1.12 crore such houses in the urban areas, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)

 "Compared to the earlier JnNURM scheme, PMAY (U) has achieved 10 times more in a span of 4.5 years, whereas the earlier scheme had taken 10 years to achieve a significantly less number.  Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), [PMAY (U)], is one of the largest affordable housing programmes in the world," said Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (Independent/Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs at a press briefing.
 The houses sanctioned so far under the Mission involve an investment of about ₹ 6.13 lakh crore with central assistance of ₹ 1.63 lakh crore. So far, nearly ₹ 64,000 crore of central assistance has already been released, said the statement.

 "The Mission has covered a range of social groups which comprises of around 5.8 lakh senior citizens, 2 lakh construction workers, 1.5 lakh domestic workers, 1.5 lakh artisans," said Durga Shankar Mishra, MoHUA.

 The construction activity under the scheme has had a huge impact on the other sectors of the economy such as steel, bricks, cement, paint. Approximately, around 1.20 crore employment opportunities have been generated.

 On Delhi government, Puri said that merely issuing a survey certificates to people do not entitle the jhuggi dwellers for allotment of any house without preparing any scheme or construction of houses.

 "The recent distribution of survey certificate by Delhi government under the Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana  is misleading and aimed at usurping the central government scheme of PMAY just before upcoming assembly elections in Delhi," said Puri.

Published on December 27, 2019
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