The Government has conceived a ‘Housing for all Knowledge Lab’ as a central repository of knowledge in various thematic areas like housing technologies, innovative design/typologies and housing finance, etc to share the knowledge amongst States and implementing agencies, says Amrit Abhijat, Joint Secretary, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Mission Director, Housing For All (HFA), Government of India, in conversation with Harshal Desai and Arpit Gupta of Elets News Network (ENN).
How much progress has been made in PMAY–Urban project across the nation? How much work is expected to be completed by 2022 under the Mission?
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY(U)) was formulated to address the housing shortage in urban areas of the country with a larger goal of “Housing for All 2022”. The Ministry emphasises that under the PMAY, the occupancy is much higher compared to earlier housing schemes by the government. Till September 2019, the Ministry has sanctioned a total of 60.29 lakh houses under PMAY (U) against the demand of one crore houses in India. Now, we are not only making multistoreyed structures but also doing beneficiary led construction, which is a very important component. It is basically partnering with the family for building their dream house. The Ministry is very optimistic about achieving the vision ‘Housing for All’ by 2022.
What are your views on ‘Housing for All’ mission?
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