Government has sanctioned more than 51 lakh housing units under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) against the validated demand of one crore in last three years of implementation.This is a huge jump in comparison to erstwhile housing scheme where in only 12.4 lakh houses were approved in around 9 year of its implementation.Out of over 51 lakh sanctioned houses, over 28 lakhs have already been ground and are in various stages of construction. Further over 8 Lakh house have already been completed and nearly 8 lakh houses have been occupied by the beneficiaries.
The Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge (GHTC-I) may help us adopt those technologies to suit our local conditions and requirements. It is win-win Situation for all stakeholders which would help in fast transition of new global construction technologies in India giving a fillip to building affordable houses in India in cost effective and sustainable manner.
Infact, Use of new and fast-track construction technology has already been adopted in a big way in the scheme. GoI has been insisting States/UTs to issue technology-agnostic tenders for construction of large scale housing. CPWD has approved schedule of rates for 8 types of new technology available in the country. so far, construction of nearly 8.6 lakh houses is being done using these new technologies, while are fast and environment sensitive. Progress of the houses on the ground are being monitored through geo-tagging using space technology.
In terms of coverage, the Mission in a paradigm shift in the history of housing schemes being implemented in the past. Government of India is committed to provide “Housing for All”by the end of the Mission period-2022. A National Urban Housing Fund for Rs.60,000 crores has been set up for raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) in phases, for the rapid Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).Keeping the ethos of cooperative federalism, the States/UTs are implementing the scheme with considerable zeal and initiatives.