4.23 lakh houses for urban poor in 238 cities in 11 States approved
GN Bureau | December 22, 2015
Gujarat has become the first state in the country to take up public-private partnership projects for redevelopment of slums in urban areas under the prime minister’s awas yojana (urban).
The inter-ministerial central screening and monitoring committee (CSMC) of the ministry of housing & urban poverty alleviation chaired by Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary (HUPA) on Monday approved 30 PPP Projects proposed by Gujarat government for rehabilitation of slum dwellers in Ahmedabd, Surat, Rajkota and Vadodara.
17,580 new dwelling units will be constructed for slum dwellers living on government lands in these four cities of Gujarat by private developers . The union government will provide an assistance of about Rs.176 crore (Rs 1 lakh per house to be built). Land will be monetized for meeting the remaining cost of slum rehabilitation projects and consequently, slum dwellers will get new houses with all amenities free of cost.
The committee has also cleared housing schemes for 145 cities in West Bengal, MP, Jharkhand, Odisha, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The CSMC today sanctioned 1,69,381 houses for Economically Weaker Sections in 145 cities in 8 states for which a total central assistance of Rs.2,444 cr will be provided. These include construction of houses under slum redevelopment, affordable housing in partnership and beneficiary led individual construction.
EWS houses approved include : 47,050 units in 70 cities of West Bengal, 45,217 in 27 cities and towns of Telanagana, 27,186 in 6 cities of Gujarat, 19,241 in 16 cities of Madhya Pradesh, 16,146 in 14 cities of Jharkhand, 7,621 in 9 cities of Tamil Nadu, 5,548 in Bhubaneswar in Odisha and 1,364 in Aizawl and Lawngtlai in Mizoram.
With this, the ministry has so far approved construction of 4,23,415 houses for urban poor in 243 cities in 11 States across the country, for which the union government will provide an assistance of Rs.5,900 cr.
Under PMAY (urban), the government provides an assistance of Rs 1lakh per unit for the rehabilitation of slum dwellers and Rs 1.50 lakh per unit under affordable housing in partnership and beneficiary led individual construction for EWS beneficiaries. Under the fourth component of credit linked subsidy of Rs 2.30 lakh per beneficiary will be provided.
The USA declaring Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a specially designated global terrorist may not take the sting out of terrorists’ plans in Kashmir immediately but it has given a huge setback to Kashmiri separatists who had always hoped for American intervention in the Indo-Pak standoff o
Vani Jairam’s childhood dream of becoming a playback singer was realised when veteran film music composer Vasant Desai gave her the opportunity to sing Bole Re Papi Hara and two other songs in the movie Guddi. After that, the multilingual singer went on to sing for eminent music per
Should there be death penalty for those involved in lynching?
On May 23 this year, the ministry of environment issued ‘Rules on prevention of cruelty to animals (regulation of livestock market)’ with the purported aim of regulating animal markets. When one reads the rules – notwithstanding the lame efforts from union ministers to issue clarificati
BEML, a mini ratna category-1 enterprise of the defence ministry, has set a target of using 100 percent renewable energy for its own consumption. In this connection, BEML’s 9 MW Windmill Park installed at Bagalkot District in Karnataka was recently
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a Maharatna enterprise, has recorded nearly 14 percent growth in its intellectual capital in 2016-17 fiscal. During the year, a record 508 patents and copyrights were filed by the company, translating into filing of nearly two patents/copyrights