modiThe Samajwadi Awas Yojana, two years after its launch, is ready to be modified to complement and help the Affordable Housing for the poor by the Prime Minister. Before the decision gets the consent from the state cabinet, the state housing department will look into this decision.

All the engineers and the vice chairpersons from the 28 development authorities all over the state have been called to give the feedback and the status of all the projects which have been sanctioned under the Samajwadi Awas Yojana.

Originally, this samajwadi scheme was designed to help middle class families in housing facilities. This was done by making the conversion to residential land from agricultural land trouble-free with state government forgoing the conversion charges.

Despite the benefits it provided, the scheme was not able to get sufficient response from the developers. It was launched on 1st May, 2015 and only 111 builders have applied since then for the license. Out of these 111 builders, 42 were able to received their DPR (Detailed Project Report) approved by the concerned development authorities and the government.

The biggest limitation at that time was the demand for residential units. Apart from this, many projects were not able to get executed even at the development authorities’ level.

Now, the state government is pondering over the idea to modify the scheme to make the execution of PMAHS for poor section of the society. As per the scheme, state government will provide a grant of Rs.1 lakh and the central government will provide a grant of Rs.1.5 lakh. The remaining balance will have to be paid by the person.