It has completed more than half the number of houses sanctioned; Haryana is the worst performer
Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home State, is the only one among the bigger States to have completed construction of over 50 per cent of the houses sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U). Haryana is the worst performer with just 6 per cent of sanctioned houses constructed.
Out of total 83,62,975 houses sanctioned across the States, construction of 31 per cent (26,07,913) houses has been completed while 57 per cent (47,57,987) are ‘grounded’ for construction — at various stages of construction, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs data presented to the Rajya Sabha this month.
The States have undertaken demand survey for assessing actual demand of housing under the PMAY(U) and the demand validated is around 100 lakhs. Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa are among those that have achieved 40-43 per cent of target.
Gujarat also leads the chart of States with the highest number of houses under construction. Of total 5,24,827 houses sanctioned for Gujarat 4,28,083 (82 per cent) are at grounded or construction stage. and in Telangana and Tamil Nadu about 80 per cent are grounded for construction.