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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

(a) the salient features of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban);
(b) the details of the funds allocated, sanctioned and utilized under the said scheme during the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise including West Bengal and Gujarat;
(c) the details of the targets set and achievements made during the said period;
(d) whether incidents of misuse of the flats and misappropriation of funds under the scheme have come to the notice of the Government in some of the States; 
(e) if so, the details thereof, along with the reasons therefor, State/UT-wise including West Bengal and Gujarat; and
(f) the action taken/being taken by the Government in this regard?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1321                                                 ANSWERED ON: 18.12.2018

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

George Baker
PARBHUBHAI NAGARBHAI VASAVA

Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the salient features of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban);
(b) the details of the funds allocated, sanctioned and utilized under the said scheme during the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise including West Bengal and Gujarat;
(c) the details of the targets set and achievements made during the said period;
(d) whether incidents of misuse of the flats and misappropriation of funds under the scheme have come to the notice of the Government in some of the States; 
(e) if so, the details thereof, along with the reasons therefor, State/UT-wise including West Bengal and Gujarat; and
(f) the action taken/being taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS

(SHRI HARDEEP SINGH PURI)

(a) In pursuance of the Government’s vision of “Housing for All by 2022”, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has been implementing the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) {PMAY(U)} since June, 2015 for providing assistance to States/Union Territories (UTs) in addressing the housing requirement in the urban areas of the country for the people belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Lower Income Group (LIG) and Middle Income Group (MIG) categories.

(b) & (c) Under the scheme, no State-wise physical targets have been set by the Ministry. States/UTs are required to undertake a demand assessment and validate the same to determine the actual requirement of houses to be covered under the PMAY (U).Details of central assistance approved, sanctioned &released for utilization and achievements madeunder PMAY (U) during the last three years and the current year, State-UT-wiseincluding West Bengal & Gujarat are annexed.

(d) & (e) Complaints and cases of misuse of the flats and misappropriation of fundsreceived under the schemes at various levels in the Ministry are sent to State/UTs Governments concerned for remedial action, as the execution and implementation of projects are undertaken by the respective State/UTs Governments and their implementing agencies, primarily Urban Local Bodies. Details of all such cases are not maintained in the Ministry.

(f) In order to check irregularities/complaints in implementation of the projects under these schemes, the State/ UT Governments are advised to strictly follow the scheme guidelines and utilize fund for the purpose for which central grant is released. 

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Source: Loksabha

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