Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) conducted its 35th Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee
The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has asked all states and Union Territories to submit proposals for construction of affordable houses for the urban poor at the earliest so that the Â‘Housing for AllÂ’ target in urban areas could be met by 2022 as envisaged.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), launched in June last year, a total of 12,27,088 affordable houses for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in urban areas have so far been approved with a total Central assistance commitment of Rs 19,682 crore of which Rs 6,172 crore has been already released.
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 the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) during the first four months of this financial year.
The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) or Housing for All by 2022, launched on the 25th of June 2015, is a highly ambitious programme. As the name suggests, the programme aims to provide a house to every Indian by 2022, i.e., in the next seven years.