In a meeting held on Monday received nod for houses to be constructed under Beneficiary-Led Construction (BLC) and Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) verticals of PMAY-U
On Monday, for the socio-economic development, the government approved the construction of 16.488 houses in urban areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, taking the total number of houses sanctioned so far to over 1.13 crore.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) attended by officials from four states and union territories, said the Union Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry in a statement.
The houses approved in the meeting on Monday are proposed to be constructed under Beneficiary-Led Construction (BLC) and Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) verticals of PMAY-U.
“The demand for sanction has saturated in all States/UTs and work should be done expeditiously towards completing all the projects within stipulated time,” HUA Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said while addressing the participants.
In a general statement, the ministry said the construction of PMAY-U houses is in various construction stages.
“With this, the total number of sanctioned houses under PMAY-U is now 113.06 lakh; of which 85.65 lakh have been grounded for construction and more than 51 lakhs have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries,” the statement further stated.
The secretary also insisted the states and union territories to engage in ‘PMAY(U) Awards- 100 Days Challenge’ enthusiastically, according to the statement.
“Our major focus should be how can states/UTs make their cities saturated. Completion of projects should be aimed at,” Durga Shanker Mishra said.
Durga Shanker Mishra also said that states and union territories should register stakeholders as “Technograhis” in large numbers so that they learn about globally innovative technologies and conform their use in Indian context.
First Published on: Aug 17, 2021, 8:59 IST