1. Budget 2016: What the common man is set to get under ‘PM Narendra Modi’s Housing For All’ scheme

Budget 2016: What the common man is set to get under ‘PM Narendra Modi’s Housing For All’ scheme

Budget 2016: President Pranab Mukherjee, in his address to the joint session of Parliament, has revealed that the PM Narendra Modi led government is committed to providing 'housing for all' by 2022 and over 4.25 lakh houses have been sanctioned under the scheme at a cost of more than Rs 24,600 crore.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 24, 2016 11:19 AM
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Launched in June last year, PM Narendra Modi’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana seeks to accomplish the construction of about two crore houses in the next six years to benefit primarily slum dwellers, urban poor and those belonging to economically weaker sections and lower income groups. (AP)

Budget 2016: President Pranab Mukherjee, in his address to the joint session of Parliament, has revealed that the PM Narendra Modi led government is committed to providing ‘housing for all’ by 2022 and over 4.25 lakh houses have been sanctioned under the scheme at a cost of more than Rs 24,600 crore.

Launched in June last year, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana seeks to accomplish the construction of about two crore houses in the next six years to benefit primarily slum dwellers, urban poor and those belonging to economically weaker sections and lower income groups.

President Pranab Mukherjee said, “The government is committed to providing Housing for All by 2022…. The mission intends to cover all 4,041 statutory towns in the coming five years.”

In its first year alone, 2,011 towns/cities in 27 states have been included under the mission, he said, adding, “A total of over 4.25 lakh houses have been sanctioned with a project cost of over Rs 24,600 crore.”

Pranab Mukherjee also said that Varanasi and Jaipur have been declared as the first two Indian cities to be part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Launched in 2004, the network aims to strengthen cooperation with and among cities that have recognised creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable development vis-a-vis the economy, society, culture and environment.

Referring to the Swachh Bharat Mission, with its focus on behavioural change, Pranab Mukherjee said it is becoming a community movement to “herald an overall change in the quality of life and well-being” of the people, particularly the poor.

“Focusing on generating wealth from waste, the government has formulated policies on mandatory procurement of power from waste-to-energy plants, co-marketing of compost by chemicals and fertiliser companies, and use of construction and demolition waste,” he said.

Holding that a robust infrastructure development unlocks opportunities for all, he said the government has initiated the Smart Cities programme for pursuing urban development in a “challenge mode”.

“In the first phase of the Smart City programme, 20 cities have been selected after intense competition among 98 cities. Second and third phases of the programme are on the anvil,” he said.

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    tamana rana
    Jan 10, 2017 at 4:24 am
    I am single and i want i house
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      Zenith
      Feb 25, 2016 at 5:39 am
      Agreed govt officials,ministers and their chamchas will pocket all the money at our expense.we will be further taxed to decrease debt and lack of basic facilities
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      1. Arun Kottur
        Feb 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm
        What about the bad housing loans to individuals/builders
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          gowda
          Feb 25, 2016 at 10:02 am
          it not 57.9L per house its 5.78 per house
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            surinder
            Feb 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm
            This a laudable initiative of the PM . He must understand that corrupt , inefficient and politicized insutions like DDA , Housing Boards etc can't deliver them . For this you need men of character , honesty and courage as Ratan Tata , Shridharan etc . Agencies of central and state govts are crooks . If you want your name call men whom people of this country trust and give them ignment . Tell them what you expect and if they fail what shall be the consequence. You must first decide a national standard for a dwelling unit for the poor. Don't condemn them to one room tenements of 50 Sft like a ghetto. Keep government babudom and netas miles away if you wish to succeed. People of India , except CONGIS , trust you and look up to you.
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              sunny singh
              Feb 25, 2016 at 7:55 am
              Home dalebari
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                Tetris Karo
                Feb 24, 2016 at 1:41 pm
                2,600 crores for 4.25L houses. So one house cost 57.9L. Is it Villa type or apartment? Anyway super houses. How to get one. Contractors and babus will make money.
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                  Thomas George
                  Feb 25, 2016 at 3:08 am
                  Are they linked? Bad loans are a bank issue. Welfare is a government issue.
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