Government has engaged in delivering affordable housing in 15 states and Union territories to meet PMAY ‘Housing for All’ within 2019. On Thursday April 18, Union Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu declared this officially, on a press conference, was held in the capital taking up the progress of the ‘Housing for All’ move.
The states and union territories going to fall under this focus are- Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, along with the UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Puducherry.
According to the reports all these afore mentioned states and UTS have been asked to sum up their survey related to the requirements for affordable housing and submit within this year end, so that the completion of the constructions could take place within coming couple of years. It’s also announced, that other states have also been ordered to submit affordable housing proposals by 2018, in that the construction could be finished by the provided time.
The Union Housing minister also revealed that the total count of affordable housing to be built under ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ would be published soon after the states and UTs undertake fresh demand survey for cost-effective housing and the process is close to the finishing lines.
Encouraging the private investment in affordable housing sector, government is contemplating backing up such projects carried on privately possessed lands. The government introduced its flagship ‘Housing for All’ by 2022′ mission on June 25, 2015 and has sanctioned the construction of 1,773,533 affordable homes under PMAY (Urban) in 2008 cities and towns, venturing Rs 96,266 crore.
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