GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3242
ANSWERED ON   01.01.2019
Housing for All
3242 . Abdullah, Dr. Farooq
Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state :

(a) whether ‘Housing for All’ scheme under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) [PMAY(U)] is being implemented all over the country including in the State of Jammu and Kashmir;

(b) if so, the details of the expenditure incurred during the last two years, State-wise and with particular reference to J&K;

(c) whether it is a fact that an amount of Rs. 1.66 lakh is being given to the beneficiaries under the said scheme which is not sufficient to meet their needs;

(d) if so, whether the Government intends to increase the said amount;

(e) if not, the reasons therefor; and
(f) whether repairing of the houses is likely to be brought under the said scheme and if not, the reasons therefor?


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

(SHRI HARDEEP SINGH PURI)

(a) & (b): The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) [PMAY(U)] for providing assistance to States/Union Territories (UTs), including the State of Jammu & Kashmir, in addressing the housing requirement of the people belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Lower Income Group (LIG) and Middle Income Group (MIG) categories in urban areas. The PMAY (U) comprises the following four verticals:

(i) “In-situ” Slum Redevelopment (ISSR);

(ii) Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS);

(iii) Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP); and

(iv) Beneficiary-led individual house construction or enhancement (BLC)

Details of central assistance released, State/UT-wise including the State of J&K, during the last two years and current year are at Annexure.

(c) to (e): An amount of Rs. 1.666 lakh, which includes Rs. 1.50 lakh as central share and Rs. 0.166 lakh as State Share, is being given to each beneficiary of the State of J&K under the PMAY (U). As per the information provided by the State Government of J&K, there is no proposal at the end of the State Government to increase the State share under the Scheme.

(f): The fourth vertical of the PMAY(U) is either for construction of new houses or for enhancement of existing houses for the eligible EWS beneficiaries who are not able to take advantage of other verticals of the Scheme. Central assistance of Rs. 1.50 lakhs is eligible for construction of new houses or for enhancement of existing houses under the Scheme.

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