Quality monitoring of ULB projects soon
The Chhattisgarh Government will be going for third party quality monitoring for Urban Local Body (ULB) projects in five clusters of the State under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)- Housing for All, officials informed.
Notably, Chhattisgarh Government has indicated a demand of 2.5 lakh houses under PMAY (Urban) in its Roadmap, the Central Government has informed.
The Government has approved Central assistance in respect of 34,166 houses as submitted by the State Government till July, 2017.
In addition, under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) component of PMAY (U), interest subsidy has been released for 1013 beneficiaries.
A total of 1,969 housing units have been constructed in the State with the central assistance under the scheme till July, 2017.
A total of Rs 515.09 crore has been sanctioned as central assistance for the State till July, 2017. Out of this, Rs 250.87 crore has been released.
A total of 36 cities of Chhattisgarh have been selected for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) ‘Housing for All’ (HFA) Mission 2022, officials informed.
The cities have been divided into 8 clusters.
As per the directions of Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, cities will be covered with their planning area for preparation of Housing for All Plan of Action (HFAPoA). The HFAPoA will include Annual Implementation Plan (AIP).
Notably, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) has launched “Housing for All” Mission through PMAY for Urban Area to be implemented during 2015-22 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The credit linked subsidy under the Mission, will be implemented as a Central Sector Scheme.
Notably, the Central Government has also approved construction of a total of 7,357 houses under ‘Affordable Housing in Partnership’ scheme with Chhattisgarh Government in the State during the last financial year, officials informed.
The total investment to be made in the project is Rs 372 crores out of which Centre’s contribution would be Rs 110 crore.
Nationally, the Central Government has approved an additional investment of Rs 16,641 crore for affordable housing for construction of 2,44,267 houses for urban poor under PMAY (Urban) during the first four months of the current financial year.
The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation approved these proposals for the benefit of urban poor in 11 States.
Central assistance of Rs 3,634 crore has been approved for construction of these houses under three components of the urban housing mission viz, Affordable Housing In Partnership (1,24,642 houses), Beneficiary Led Construction (1,15,989) and In-Situ Slum Redevelopment (3,636
With these approvals, a total investment of Rs 51,568 crore has so far been approved for construction of 9,27,991 houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in urban areas in 20 States under PMAY (Urban) which was launched in June last year.
Central assistance of Rs 12,604 crore will be provided for construction of these houses.
During financial year 2015-16, 6,83,724 houses were approved for the urban poor in 18 States with a total investment of Rs 34,927 crores.
The State Revenue Department in January this year had announced that it will allot land at the rate of Rs 1 per square feet to the Urban Administration and Development Department to construct low-cost residential quarters for economically weaker sections and poorer sections of the society in urban pockets of the State. The project is to come up under ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All’ scheme, officials informed.
The Government land will be made available to the urban bodies.
Notably, nearly six lakh poor families in rural areas of Chhattisgarh will be provided housing facility under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) during the next three years.
These houses will be constructed at the total estimated cost of Rs 7,219 crore.
Notably, Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has sanctioned 3,128 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in Puducherry, 924 for Telangana and 2,655 for Himachal Pradesh under the PMAY (Urban).
In addition, Karnataka was sanctioned 31,424 houses, Madhya Pradesh -27,475, Bihar-25,221, Jharkhand-20,099, Kerala-11,480 and Odisha-2,115 houses under PMAY(Urban).
Notably, PMAY (Urban) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25, 2015 with the objective of enabling all poor urban households own a pucca house with necessary basic amenities.
The Ministry approved 1,24,521 affordable houses for urban poor yesterday taking the total number of such houses being constructed under PMAY(Urban) with an approved investment of Rs 95,671 cr so far.
Central assistance of Rs 27,766 cr has been approved for construction of these houses. Noting that housing mission in urban areas is gaining momentum.
Puducherry has been sanctioned 3,128 houses in four towns under Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC) component of PMAY (Urban) at a total project cost of Rs 131 crore for which central assistance of Rs 47 cr has been approved. With this, total number of houses sanctioned for Puducherry has increased to 3,848.
Puducherry city has got 2,093 houses followed by Karaikal-592, Yanam-358 and Mahe-85 houses.
In Telanagana, Siddipet has been sanctioned enhancement of 924 houses under BLC component at a total cost of about Rs 14 crores for which central assistance of Rs 14 cr has been approved. With this, total number of houses sanctioned for the State under PMAY(Urban) has gone up to 81,405.
Himachal Pradesh has been sanctioned 2,655 houses for 12 towns at a total project cost of Rs 102 cr for which central assistance of Rs 40 cr has been approved. With this, total number of houses sanctioned for the State under PMAY(Urban) has increased to 4,569 so far.
In Himachal Pradesh, Nalagarh has been sanctioned 531 houses followed by Nahan-289, Dharamshala-227, Una-217, Mandi-174, Shimla-61, Chaba-57, Bilaspur-37, Solan-27, Baddi-25, Kullu-9 and Parwana-1.
Under BLC component of PMAY (Urban), the beneficiaries are provided central assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh each for construction of a pucca house on their own land or for improvements in existing house.
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