‘UP, Delhi govts yet to submit proposals for construction of houses under PMAY’

By: | Published: August 30, 2016 10:30 PM

Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments are yet to submit proposals for construction of houses for urban poor under Modi government's flagship programme 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)' which was lauched in June last year.

A decision regarding this was taken after it was brought to the notice of the Minister that despite several letters, Uttar Pradesh government has not sent any proposals for approval under the scheme while 21 other states have done so. (Reuters)A decision regarding this was taken after it was brought to the notice of the Minister that despite several letters, Uttar Pradesh government has not sent any proposals for approval under the scheme while 21 other states have done so. (Reuters)

Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments are yet to submit proposals for construction of houses for urban poor under Modi government’s flagship programme ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)’ which was lauched in June last year.

According to sources, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will soon invite Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to discuss the problems being faced by the state government in sending the project proposals.

A decision regarding this was taken after it was brought to the notice of the Minister that despite several letters, Uttar Pradesh government has not sent any proposals for approval under the scheme while 21 other states have done so.

Naidu was reviewing the progress of housing mission in urban areas with senior officials of the HUPA Ministry.

During the meet, Naidu was informed that Delhi government was also yet to submit any housing proposals under PMAY (Urban), the source said, adding that the Minister has directed to talk to the officials and resolve the issues if any.

Naidu also urged the officials to adopt technology like geo-tagging for monitoring progress of construction of houses for urban poor.

Besides, Naidu also directed the officials to regularly follow up with states and UTs for expediting approvals for affordable housing projects, the source said.

Since the launch of PMAY (Urban) in June last year, the Ministry has approved financing for construction of about 9 lakh houses with central assistance of Rs 13,153 crore.

Performance of HUDCO, Hindustan Prefab Ltd (HFL), Building Materials Promotion Technology Council (BMPTC), and Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation (CGEWHO) were also reviewed.

Naidu also directed HFL, BMPTC and CGEWHO to explore new avenues by partnering with states, the source said.

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