The Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna [PMAY] Scheme is moving towards its target at a steady speed as the Narendra Modi-led Central Government approved the construction of 45.86 lakh houses in the past four years. All these sanctioned homes are planned to be built in the urban areas and according to the Housing and Urban ministry data, the sanction rate has increased by 240 percent which is greater than the previous Congress-led Central Government.
The Union Government aims to build 1.2 crore houses for urban poor by 2022 under the PMAY [Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna] Scheme. The Government is putting in all effort to reach the target of ‘Housing for all by 2022’ for which amount worth rupees 70,716 crores is also been sanctioned. According to the data of Housing and Urban Ministry, this amount is sanctioned for the construction of 45.86 lakh houses.
The data also suggest that the current Government is also completing the construction work of 7.25 lakh houses under the JNNURM and RAY which started during the UPA Government’s regime. Apart from this, the current NDA Government also sanctioned Rs 25,264 crore for the construction of affordable homes to the urban poor.
Hardeep Puri, the Minister for Housing and Urban was quoted saying that the Government is keeping a track of housing for all by 2022. Under this PMAY Scheme, Uttar Pradesh constructed the highest number of homes that is 80,000. The State Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath gave the possession of these flats sometime back.