Union Housing & Urban Affairs Minister Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri said in Rajya Sabha, the government will sanction the entire 1.12 core houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by next month.
A revised demand assessment was made and now the demand is for 1.12 crore houses. we can meet that in terms of sanctioning in the next month or so, he said during the question hour in the upper house. The initial demand was to sanction and construct one crore houses by March 2022.
The Minister informed that so far, 32 lakh houses have been handed over to beneficiaries, while 60 lakh units are under construction that will be ready in next 12 to 18 months. This figure will rise quickly as 60 lakh homes are a very rapid stage of completion.
The government has been implementing Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) sine June 2015 and April 2016 respectively for eligible beneficiaries in respective areas of intervention.