2016-06-22

Construction of Houses For Poorer Section : Question in Rajyasabha

Construction of Houses For Poorer Section

QUESTION NO  511
a) whether there is acute housing shortage in the country?
(b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise; and
(c) the action taken to construct more houses, especially for poorer sections of the society?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HOUSING AND URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO:511       ANSWERED ON  28.04.2016

Construction of houses for poorer section

511 Shri Ramdas Athawale
Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION be pleased to satate :-

(a) whether there is acute housing shortage in the country?

(b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise; and

(c) the action taken to construct more houses, especially for poorer sections of the society?

ANSWER


THE MINISTER OF HOUSING & URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION
(SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU)

(a) & (b): A Technical Group constituted by Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2012 has estimated the urban housing shortage of 18.78 million for the entire country.
State-wise details of housing shortage estimated by the Technical Group is at Annexure. The Mission Guidelines makes it incumbent upon the States/UTs to undertake demand survey for assessing actual demand of housing. Overall housing requirement under the Mission will, therefore, emerge after demand assessment by all States/Cities.

(c): ‘Housing’ is a State subject and, therefore, it is the responsibility of States/UTs to ensure houses for all its citizens. Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) (Urban) Mission to provide central assistance to States and UTs for addressing the housing requirements of urban poor, including slum dwellers.

Annexure
Annexure referred to in reply to Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 511
for 28.04.2016 regarding “Construction of Houses for Poorer Section”.

Distribution of Housing Shortage among States and UTs

Name of State/UTs States/UTs wise Distribution of Housing shortage-2012
(in millions)
Andhra Pradesh 1.27
Arunachal Pradesh 0.03
Assam 0.28
Bihar 1.19
Chhattisgarh 0.35
Delhi 0.49
Goa 0.06
Gujarat 0.99
Haryana 0.42
Himachal Pradesh 0.04
Jammu & Kashmir 0.13
Jharkhand 0.63
Karnataka 1.02
Kerala 0.54
Madhya Pradesh 1.10
Maharashtra 1.94
Manipur 0.08
Meghalaya 0.03
Mizoram 0.02
Nagaland 0.21
Orissa 0.41
Puducherry 0.07
Punjab 0.39
Rajasthan 1.15
Sikkim 0.01
Tamilnadu 1.25
Tripura 0.03
Uttar Pradesh 3.07
Uttarakhand 0.16
West Bengal 1.33
Andaman & N  Island 0.00
Chandigarh 0.02
Dadra and Nagar 0.05
Daman and Diu 0.01
Lakshadweep 0.01
India 18.78


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Source : Rajyasabha

English Version
[http://164.100.47.234/question/annex/239/Au511.docx]

Hindi Version
[http://164.100.47.234/question/qhindi/239/Au511.doc]

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