Hardeep Singh Puri
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A day ago, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry allegedly said that the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi Government has not sent any proposal to construct dwelling units under the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in Delhi. While responding to the ministry’s accusation, a spokesperson of the Delhi government said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) dispensation has its own housing scheme – Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana and a survey for the same is currently underway.

This can be another reason for an argument between the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government and the Union Government as PM Modi was reinstated to the PM post in May recently. The ministry is responsible to deliver housing units to the aspiring home buyers that fall under various categories like the EWS [Economically Weaker Section], MIG [Middle Income Group] and HIG [High Income Group].

In the NCT of Delhi region, the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) is responsible to carry out a survey for assessing the demand of housing units in the city.

The Union Housing Ministry released a statement in Hindi and said that the Delhi government has so far not sent any proposal under PMAY (U) to the Union government for any central contribution for the approval.

The statement also informed that the interested applicants can approach the offices of the DUSIB and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) so that the Delhi government can sanction the same and forward it to the Union Government as it will benefit the residents of the national capital city Delhi.

The PMAY scheme was introduced in 2015 during the first-term of the Narendra Modi-led Union Government with the aim to for Housing for All by 2022. The ministry has sanctioned thousands of dwelling units across the country under this flagship programme till now.