HUDCO told to prioritise affordable housing

HUDCO has designed projects in New Delhi, Sikkim

GN Bureau | November 15, 2017


#PSU   #HUDCO   #affordable housing   #New Delhi   #Sikkim   #Hardeep Singh Puri  

 Housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri has asked HUDCO to give more priority to affordable housing under the government’s ‘Housing for All by 2022’ initiative.

Puri, while inaugurating the HUDCO Build Tech– 2017 pavilion at ITPO, lauded HUDCO’s contribution in financing a wide range of housing and infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, hospitals, metro rail and partnering in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM).
 
HUDCO CMD Ravi Kanth said the enterprise is a techno-financial institution and the exhibition has tried to capture the multi-dimensional roles played by HUDCO towards sustainable development, particularly urban development. The exhibition focuses on the housing and infrastructure projects and innovative consultancy assignments in architecture, city planning, utilisation of cost effective and sustainable building materials, technologies and services, and energy efficient green buildings.
 
“HUDCO’s contribution is not just limited to affordable housing but also contributes through financing of national assets like Lucknow Agra Expressway, Bengaluru Metro Rail and Cochin international airport. It has contributed to sustainable development through its financing of water supply schemes, riverfront development as well as creation of public spaces and conservation of lakes. The exhibition captures the tremendous work done by HUDCO for affordable housing and urban infrastructure,” he said.
 
He added that the company has also designed some landmark projects in New Delhi, Sikkim, as well as affordable housing in J&K and Madhya Pradesh. HUDCO is a central nodal agency (along with NHB) for the credit linked subsidy scheme (CLSS) component of the centre’s programme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – Urban.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Maharshtra braces to face Cyclone Nisarga

 Even as Mumbai fights challenges posed by COVID-19 on multiple fronts and as the  coronavirus cases continue to rise daily, the city now faces a double whammy with the cyclone ‘Nisarga’ slated to make the landfall in Maharashtra Wednesday. A state-wide alert has been issued for Mumba

Harnessing the demographic capital: how effective are skilling programmes?

Probing data concerning increased job creation and the decline in unemployment has been holding the attention of economists and been subject of discussions in several think tanks in the preceding months. The NITI Aayog reports that 3.53 million new jobs were created between September 2017 and February 2018

It`s time to Unlock now, with economic focus

With Lockdown 4 ending Sunday, the home ministry has issued new guidelines to fight COVID-19 and for phased re-opening of areas outside the Containment Zones. The guidelines, issued based on extensive consultations held with states and UTs, will be effective from June 1 till June 30. The first phase of reo

Small kitchen gardens turn saviours for Gujarat tribal families

When the whole world is fighting COVID-19, food and nutrition security has become a major issue. The pandemic has aggravated the existing food crisis in India, especially in rural and tribal regions. There has been less availability of fresh foods in most parts of the country, and the tribal community has

India will set example of post-Covid-19 economic revival: Modi

India is determined to “set an example” for the rest of the word in the post-pandemic economic revival, prime minister Narendra Modi has said, underling the need to become self-reliant. “There is also a widespread debate on how the economies of various countries, including

3,543 ‘Shramik Special’ trains transport 48 lakh people in 26 days

Close to 48 lakh migrant labourers have been able to reach home from the cities they were working in, as the Indian Railways have run a total of 3,543 “Sharmik Special” trains from May 1. Following the home ministry order regarding the movement by special trains of migrant worker



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter