NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Housing for All’ scheme, aiming to cover two crore people by 2022, is moving at a snail’s pace. Even after two years of its launch, only 1.57 lakh houses have been built.
Officials said as per the target, 11,000 houses need to be constructed per day. The construction so far stands at about 365 houses per day. According to the latest progress report of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), construction of 1,57,106 houses have been completed across the country.
States, which have scored better on the construction of houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), are Gujarat (37,135), Karnataka (20,512), Maharashtra (11,503), Rajasthan (12,012), Tamil Nadu (19,454), and West Bengal (11,077).
Meanwhile, Bihar (2,659), Chhattisgarh (1,970), Haryana (1,070), Himachal Pradesh (25), Kerala (595), Odisha (1,643), Punjab (336), Telangana (843), and Uttarakhand (1,338) are among the worst performers.
A senior official of the Ministry of Housing And Urban Affairs said states have been told to speed up the process of identifying projects and submitting the proposals to the ministry. “The Centre has so far approved construction of 23.92 lakh houses across the country. All these approved projects involve Central assistance of about Rs 37,270 crore, of which about Rs 11,451 crore has been released by the Centre,” added the official.