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प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY)
माननीय प्रधानमंत्री ने राष्ट्र की स्वतंत्रता के 75 वर्ष पूर्ण हो जाने पर वर्ष 2022 तक सभी के लिए आवास की परिकल्पना की है। इस उद्येश्य की प्राप्ति के लिए केन्द्र सरकार ने एंक व्यापक मिशन "2022 तक सबके लिए आवास" शुरू किया है। 25 जून 2015 को प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने इस बहुप्रतीक्षित योजना को प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना के नाम से प्रारम्भ किया है।
Hon’ble Prime Minister envisioned housing for All by 2022 when the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence. In order to achieve this objective, Central Government has launched a comprehensive mission “Housing for All by 2022”. This much awaited scheme has been launched by the Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi on 25th June, 2015 as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
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Earthquake-Resistant Housing : Starred Question in Loksabha

Earthquake-Resistant Housing
(a) the details of earthquake prone areas in the country, location and State-wise
(b) whether steps have been taken/being taken to identify unsafe monument, residential and other buildings alongwith details of buildings if so, the details thereof along with the building identified unsafe, State-wise; 
(c) whether the Government has constructed or proposed to construct earthquake-resistant houses/buildings in the country, and if so, the details thereof, State-wise along with their percentage to the total construction; 
(d) whether the Government proposes to formulate a rehabilitation programme and to set-up a relief fund after making assessment of damage caused by earthquakes, and If so, the details thereof?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 12                        ANSWERED ON: 16.11.2016

Earthquake-Resistant Housing

AJAY (TENI) MISRA
BHARATI DHIRUBHAI SHIYAL

Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a) the details of earthquake prone areas in the country, location and State-wise

(b) whether steps have been taken/being taken to identify unsafe monument, residential and other buildings alongwith details of buildings if so, the details thereof along with the building identified unsafe, State-wise; 

(c) whether the Government has constructed or proposed to construct earthquake-resistant houses/buildings in the country, and if so, the details thereof, State-wise along with their percentage to the total construction; 

(d) whether the Government proposes to formulate a rehabilitation programme and to set-up a relief fund after making assessment of damage caused by earthquakes, and If so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU)

(a)to (d): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 12 FOR ANSWER ON 16.11.2016 REGARDING EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT HOUSING

(a): Bureau of Indian Standards, based on the past seismic history has categorized the country into four seismic zones, viz. Zone-II, -III, -IV and –V. Of these, Zone V is the most seismically active zone, while zone II is the least in terms of earth vulnerability 
Seismic Zone vulnerability
<pre> 
Zone Intensity
II Low
III Moderate
IV Severe
V Very Severe
</pre>

State wise details are given as under:

Broadly, Zone-V comprises entire northeastern India, parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, parts of North Bihar and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Zone-IV covers remaining parts of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, Union Territory of Delhi, Sikkim, northern parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, parts of Gujarat and small portions of Maharashtra near the west coast and Rajasthan.

Zone-III comprises Kerala, Goa, Lakshadweep islands, and remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and West Bengal, parts of Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Karnataka. Zone-II covers remaining parts of the country.

(b): The identification & action regarding unsafe monuments & other buildings is within the purview of respective Urban Local Body/ State Government. 

(c): All the buildings construction by CPWD follow BIS norms for earthquake-resistant building. In the Guidelines for Pradhan Mantri AwasYojana, Housing For All (Urban), it is specifically mentioned that “The houses under the Mission should be designed and constructed to meet the requirements of structural safety against earthquake, flood, cyclone, landslides etc. Conforming to National Building Code and other relevant Indian Standards (BIS) Codes”.

(d): There is no proposal to formulate a new relief fund for rehabilitation programme.

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Source : Loksabha 
http://164.100.47.190/loksabhaquestions/annex/10/AS12.pdf

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