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The Union Government recently informed about resolving more than 20,000 complaints of homebuyers till last month under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016.

While giving a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs said that in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, 5,989 and 5,028 complaints of home-buyers were disposed off respectively under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA).

The RERA Act protects homebuyers’ interest and the states were given powers by the law to notify their respective rules along with appointing regulatory authorities. Puri also informed that 20,125 complaints of home-buyers have been disposed off under the real estate law.

In the written reply, the Minister said that as on June 30, 2019, around 20,000 cases have been disposed off through prescribed grievances redressal mechanism under the provisions of the RERA.

He further said that according to the RERA rules, both the real estate projects and agents are required to get registered with real estate regulatory authority of the states and union territories concerned.

The RERA Act is not applicable in Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal has introduced its own real estate law titled Housing and Industrial Regulation Act, 2017 (HIRA).

Earlier in June, the Union Government approved another bunch of more than 2.5 lakh affordable houses across 10 states under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

As per the data of the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, the total number of homes under the PMAY Scheme is close to 84 lakh across the country till now. More PMAY homes were sanctioned in the meeting of central sanctioning and monitoring committee (CSMC) that was presided over by Durga Shanker Mishra, Ministry Secretary.