Launched amid much fanfare by the Modi government, the scheme has been sanctioned a total of Rs 2.59 lakh crore.
NEW DELHI: Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY-Urban), a government-run housing scheme for urban poor launched in June 2015, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has completed the construction of only around 9.6 per cent (4.43 lakh) of the sanctioned around 46 lakh houses.
The Centre, taking note of the situation, has asked the states to fast-track the projects.
In a recent meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee of the scheme, the Housing Ministry’s senior officials advised the state governments to produce short films and printed literature on projects undertaken to showcase how the drive has transformed the lives of beneficiaries.
The officials have also asked the states to create mass awareness on the flagship scheme through various media platforms.
States have also been advised to complete the demand survey in the year 2018-2019 to meet the ‘Housing for All’ target by 2022.