Urban Housing PlanThe union housing minister, Venkaiah Naidu, has approved the MoA (memorandum of agreement) which has been signed between DDA (Delhi Development Authority), DUSIB (Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board) and the housing ministry, to encourage the execution of Urban Housing Mission in Delhi.

Though the vision of Housing for All by 2022 – Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) was launched way back in June, 2015, Delhi had not been a participant in the mission.

But the Lt. Governor of Delhi has decided last month that there will be participation from Delhi’s side and therefore, DUSIB and DDA will sign an MoA as per the guidelines of the mission. However, the Delhi government was also required to sign the MoA, but this criterion has been excluded by Naidu.

The state level central agencies will be DUSIB and DDA and they will execute the ISSR (In situ Slum Development) element of PMAY. DDA will also be responsible for Affordable Housing Partnership (AHP), CLSS (credit linked subsidy scheme) and BLC (Beneficiary Led Construction).

Rs. 1 lakh to every beneficiary will be provided as a central assistance by the government under the element of ISSR, Rs.1.5o lakh under BLC and AHP.

Till now, the number of affordable houses for urban poor which have been approved by the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation is 18,75,389. The investment is Rs.1,00,466 crore with a central assistance of Rs. 29,409 crore.