The Union Minister for
Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information &
Broadcasting, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the two-day National
review of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) Mission here today. NITI
Aayog, CEO, Shri Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Ministry of HUPA, Dr. Nandita
Chatterjee and Mission Directorate officials at the State/UT level were
present on the occasion.
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu urged the State Governments and UT
administrations to ensure wider publicity of various components of PMAY
(U) and organise loan melas to facilitate interest subsidy to the
beneficiaries. He also asked to involve private sector in a big way to
promote Affordable Housing in Partnership, by having synergetic PPP
The Minister said that the modification of guidelines, innovations and
procedural simplification have been given the top priority in
implementation of the PMAY (U) Mission and many innovations, such as
Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for Middle Income Groups,
Geo-tagging for monitoring the progress of construction of houses,
Public Financial Management System (PFMS) to ensure electronic fund flow
and Technology Sub-Mission to implement new construction technologies,
have been introduced.
Shri Naidu appreciated the efforts put in by various stakeholders for
steering the Mission in the respective States/UTs and said that some
States have done quite well in a systematic manner to sanction houses
under the Mission, while pointing out that the performance in certain
other states is not satisfactory.
During the occasion, Shri Naidu released three booklets on Technology
Sub-Mission, Capacity Building and Social Audit and also launched three
The two-day National Review to include various sessions to discuss upon
Demand Survey, Status of Housing For All Plan of Action (PoA) and Annual
Implementation Plan (AIP), Grounding and progress of projects, MIS and
Geo tagging, Technology Sub-Mission and CLSS for Economically Weaker
section and Low Income Group.