On a press conference held on last Tuesday in Delhi, April 18, 2017, Union Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu revealed that the government is pitching into 15 states and Union territories (UTs) sufficing the ‘Housing For All’ targeted by 2019. This conference was called for discussing the progress of ‘Housing for All’ mission of the central government.
The states and UTs under focus on governments 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. All these states have been inquired to submit affordable housing proposals according to the demand survey by the end of this financial year, so that the construction could be done in the coming two years.
Not only have these spoken of ones, other states also been directed to submit proposals by 2018, so that the construction could be finished by the imposed timeline. The government had also asked states and UTS to embark on fresh demand survey for affordable housing, and the process in on the verge of completion. Thereafter, the government will publish the official counts of such houses constructed under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’.
Government is also supporting projects that have been proceeded over privately own land, just to attract and boost up private funding inflow in the affordable housing sector.
The government sent off its flagship ‘Housing for All' by 2022 mission on June 25, 2015 and has approved the construction of 1,773,533 low budget homes under PMAY (Urban) in 2008 cities and towns, with an investment of Rs 96,266 crore.