21.97 Lakhs houses completed under PMAY

hardeepsinghpuriBy Accommodation Times Bureau

PIB Release:

A press report published in The Times of India on 22nd Mar 2018 under the heading “PM Awas Yojana: Only 8% target met under Urban housing scheme”is misleading. The figure of “8% target met “was derived by using only the ‘houses completed data’ which is an incorrect application of statistics.

The progress of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) can be measured by the fact that as on date 40.65 lakh houses have been sanctioned out of which 18.47 lakh houses have been grounded while 3.5 lakh houses have been completed. Apart from this, out of those houses which remained incomplete till march 2014 and sanctioned under JNNURM, 1.7 lakh houses have been completed. Therefore, total number of houses which have been completed is 5.2lakhs.

Moreover, the number of houses sanctioned by the Govt. in the last 1 year is 21.65 lakhs. The housing projects normally take between 18 to 24 months to complete its life cycle of construction and hence houses grounded for construction is the true indicator of the real and physical progress of the scheme done at ground level. Of the houses grounded for construction, 55% are at ground level, 12% at foundation and the rest are at various stages of completion. The actual pace of the scheme started from October 2016 and the construction activities commenced from 2017 onwards, after partnership with stakeholders and tendering activities.

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