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Proposals for construction of nearly 3.61 Lakh houses approved under PMAY

Updated: June 9, 2021 3:32 pm

The Government approved 708 proposals for construction of 3.61 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) on 8th June 2021. The decision was taken at the 54th Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under PMAY-U held in New Delhi. The Meeting was attended by 13 States/UTs. These houses are proposed to be constructed across Beneficiary Led Construction and Affordable Housing in Partnership verticals.

In addition, ‘PMAY- U Awards 2021 – 100 Days Challenge’ was also launched by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) . The awards are given to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contribution and performances by States, Union Territories (UTs), Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and beneficiaries for successful implementation of the Mission and create a healthy competition.

This was the first CSMC meeting during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and reflects the importance the Government has attached to the objective of providing pucca houses to all eligible beneficiaries of Urban India by 2022 with the vision of ‘Housing for All’.  Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has laid renewed emphasis to accelerate housing construction and completion across the country within stipulated time under PMAY(U).

“The demand for sanction has saturated in all States/UTs.  Utilisation of unused funds and ensuring completion of the projects within stipulated time is our prime focus now,” said Shri Durga Shanker Mishra at the meeting.

The States/UTs also put in their proposals for revision of projects due to various issues such as, of land, topographical hazards, inter-city migration, change of preferences of verticals, loss of lives etc.

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