Amid coronavirus outbreak, the migrant labourers and urban poor face challenges to get rent at affordable price. The Central government will soon provide affordable rental houses to migrant workers and urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme. 

The Centre will convert the government funded housing in cities into affordable rental housing complexes under PPP model. Sitharaman said that the central government will incentivize manufacturing units, industries and institutions to develop affordable housing complexes on their private lands.

The central government agencies and state government organisations will be also be encouraged to develop housing complexes, Sitharaman added. The details of the scheme will be released soon.