50 lakh houses completed under HFA by 2022- A govt. vision in NE states

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New Delhi: Since, 25 June 2015, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has been implementing Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) under the Government’s vision of ‘Housing for All (HFA)’ by 2022 for providing assistance to States/ Union Territories (UTs) including the State of Tripura and the other North-Eastern States.

Based on the project proposals submitted by the States/ UTs as per their assessed demand of houses under the Scheme, around 113 lakh houses have been sanctioned. 

84.40 lakh have been grounded for construction and over 50 lakh have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries in the sanctioned houses. To complete the sanctioned houses, Central Assistance of ₹1.82 lakh crore has been approved, out of which ₹1.06 lakh crore have been released to States/ UTs/ Central Nodal Agencies. 

In order to achieve the vision of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022, the Ministry has taken the following measures:

  1. Ministry monitors the progress of the Scheme through periodic review meetings, video conferences, and field visits. Ministry, at various fora such as Review meetings, Workshops/ Conferences, Central Sanctioning & Monitoring Committee (CSMC) meetings, etc., and through correspondences, has advised States/ UTs to expedite the construction of sanctioned houses so that all houses are completed within the stipulated period.
  2. To ensure uninterrupted flow of funds, in addition to budgetary resources, National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) for ₹ 60,000 crores has been created for raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) in phases for rapid implementation of the Scheme. 
  3. Use of Information/ Space Technology through PMAY(U)-MIS (Management Information System), Bhuvan Portal, PFMS (Public Financial Management System), and Geo-tagging/ Geo-fencing of sanctioned houses are being done for effective monitoring and expeditious release of Central Assistance.
  4. Payment through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Mode and Aadhaar seeding of beneficiaries is ensured for transparency and accountability.
  5. Alternative and innovative construction technologies have been promoted under the Scheme for rapid delivery of houses. 
  6. A web-based monitoring system; CLSS A was Portal (CLAP) has been developed where all stakeholders such as MoHUA, Central Nodal Agencies, Primary Lending Institutions, Beneficiaries, and Citizens are integrated into the real-time environment. The portal facilitates expeditious processing of applications along with tracking of subsidy status by beneficiaries.
  7. PMAY-U Awards 2021 have been strategized through 100-Days Challenge for performance against pre-defined indicators with emphasis on grounding, completion, occupancy of houses, and declaration of ‘HFA Achieved Cities/ States/ UTs’ during the period from 21.06.2021 to 30.09.2021.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on 28 July, Wednesday.