35 Lakh Houses Handed Over To Beneficiaries Under PM's Scheme: Hardeep Puri

India has one of the complete deliberate urbanisation programmes globally (Representational)

New Delhi:

Thirty-five lakh homes have up to now been delivered to beneficiaries beneath the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY-City) whereas 65 lakh homes are presently beneath building, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated on Thursday.

Mr Puri stated an estimated 3.65 crore jobs can be generated within the building of all sanctioned homes beneath the mission and of those, about 1.65 crore jobs would have already been generated.

The federal government has set a goal of 1.12 crore homes in city areas by 2022 beneath PMAY – “Housing for All”, one of many flagship programmes of the Narendra Modi authorities.

The Union Housing and City Affairs minister was addressing a webinar to mark the fifth anniversary of PMAY (U), Sensible Cities Mission (SCM) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and City Transformation (AMRUT).

He stated India has undertaken one of the complete deliberate urbanisation programmes within the historical past of the world.

In line with the ministry, the homes constructed beneath PMAY(U) and earlier schemes of the Ministry of Housing and City Affairs (MoHUA) have served as a boon within the struggle towards COVID-19.

Presently greater than 22,000 homes are being dedicatedly used as COVID-19 facility models in numerous states and Union Territories, Mr Puri stated.

Speaking about one other Mission – AMRUT, the minister stated the ministry has up to now offered 79 lakh family water faucet connections and 45 lakh sewer connections within the nation.

“Seventy-six lakh standard streetlights have been changed with energy-efficient LED lights which have led to power financial savings of 167 crore models every year, leading to a discount in CO2 emission by 13 lakh tonnes every year,” he additionally stated.

In regards to the Sensible Cities Mission, he stated the Built-in Command and Management Centres (ICCC) developed beneath the mission have helped cities of their struggle towards COVID-19.

Forty-seven operational ICCCs turned war-rooms and have performed an efficient position in COVID response, the minister stated.

He added that 5,151 initiatives value over Rs 2 lakh crore had been recognized in 100 sensible cities.

“Up to now, the mission has tendered round 4,700 initiatives value Rs 1,66,000 crore which is about 81 per cent of the whole initiatives proposed,” Mr Puri stated.

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