Hardeep Singh Puri, the Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs told Rajya Sabha, that displaying the PMAY(U) standard logo is mandatory for all housing projects that are being constructed under the PMAY [Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna] Scheme and the same has been directed to the States and Union Territories.
The Minister also said that this move has been directed with the intention to spread awareness amongst the citizen about the PMAY Scheme which is a flagship Housing for All project of the Narendra Modi-led Union Government. According to the Housing and Urban Affairs ministry data, 53.79 lakh housing units has been approved under the PMAY Scheme and 1 Crore housing units are estimated to be completed by the year 2022. This construction is taking place under the Housing for All by 2022 initiative of the Central Government.
This housing scheme is launched as a support to the States and Union Territories to fulfill the housing requirements in the urban areas. 29.65 lakhs housing units are grounded for construction and 8.15 lakh houses have been delivered out of the total approved 53.79 lakh houses as per the ministry data.
The PMAY Scheme was launched in November 2016 and the Central Government plans to build 2.95 crore housing units by the year 2022 under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna – Gramin. According to the latest Press release by the Ministry of Rural Development, the construction of 1.07 crore rural houses have been completed under the PMAY(G).
Sometime back, the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee [CSMC] of the PMAY [Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna] approved 2.67 lakhs affordable homes to States like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. Durga Shanker Mishra, the Secretary of Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary chaired this meeting. The increase in sanction of affordable homes has also led to an increase in the construction cost which now stands that Rs. 3919.32 crores.