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Construction of 3.61 Lakh Houses approved under PMAY-U

The 56th meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) was held in New Delhi

Guwahati:  A total of 3.61 lakh houses were approved for construction from 17 States/UTs under Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP), Beneficiary-Led Construction (BLC), In-Situ Slum Redevelopment (ISSR) verticals of PMAY-U.

Presiding over the meeting, Secretary, MoHUA Durga Shanker Mishra took up the issues pertaining to States/UTs regarding the construction of houses under the Mission. He asked the States/UTs to resolve the issues without delay so that the construction of houses can be expedited.

The construction of PMAY-U houses is in various stages. With this, the total number of sanctioned houses under the Mission is now 1.14 crore; of which more than 89 lakh have been grounded for construction and 52.5lakhhave been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries. The total investment under the Mission is ₹ 7.52 lakh crore, with a Central Assistance of ₹1.85 lakh crore. So far, ₹1.13 lakh crore of funds has already been released. The CSMC also accorded approval for revision of projects from 14 States/UTs translating into 3.74 lakh houses.

Further, Secretary, MoHUA, laid renewed emphasis to accelerate housing construction and completion across the country within stipulated time under PMAY-U so that the goal of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022 can be achieved.

At the CSMC meeting, an e-Finance module was also launched by Secretary, MoHUA. The e-Finance module has been integrated with all modules of the PMAY-U MIS system and designed, developed within PMAY-U MIS System with the objectives to provide a unique platform to all stakeholders for disbursement of funds through Direct Benefit Transfer mode &to validate beneficiaries.

While launching the module, Secretary, MoHUA, said, “The e-Finance module has been launched with a specific purpose to remove any sort of misinformation. Now, there will be transparency, and all financial data will be captured on the platform.” He instructed that training programmes for officers/MIS personnel across States/UTs should be organised region wise for the early implementation of the module.

Secretary, MoHUA, also approved proposals under Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) – Model 2 – in Telangana and Tamil Nadu. A total of 19,535 units have been approved for urban migrants/poor, involving a Technology Innovation Grant of Rs 39.11 crore.

Secretary, MoHUA, directed the States/UTs to ensure proper implementation of ARHCs by utilising vacant JnNURM houses. He also encouraged the stakeholders to come up with more proposals under Model 2 of ARHCs.

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