It would be mandatory for houses built in urban areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to be registered in the name of a woman alone or jointly with a man, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said.
“Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), registration of houses to be built for the benefit of the urban poor has been made mandatory to be either in the name of woman or jointly in the name of man and women.
“Since construction of two crore houses for urban poor is being envisaged to address housing shortage, as many poor urban women stand to benefit under this scheme,” tweeted Naidu, who also holds the Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation portfolio.
Till last month, the government had approved a total investment of Rs 43,922 crore for construction of 6,83,724 houses for urban poor under the scheme with central assistance commitment of Rs 10,050 crore.
Under PMAY (Urban) launched in June last year, two crore houses for urban poor is to be built by 2022.