STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

PMAY-G: Only 50 per cent houses completed

According to the data, only 1.12 crore of the 2.44 crore houses sanctioned have been completed as of September 11, 2020.

Published: 16th September 2020 10:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2020 10:59 AM   |  A+A-

PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  The Narendra Modi government’s pet housing for all scheme — the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) — seems to be running behind the scheduled deadline as only 50 per cent of the targets have been achieved, data from the Rural Development Ministry has revealed.

According to the data, only 1.12 crore of the 2.44 crore houses sanctioned have been completed as of September 11, 2020.

The scheme is part of the government’s promise of ‘Housing For All’ by 2022,  for which the flagship programme of PMAY-G was launched on November 20, 2016. 

Officials say the Covid-19 pandemic had stopped the construction of the houses but will pick up soon as the country has entered Unlock period.  

“The pandemic brought the world to a standstill and this scheme was no different. There was an economic crunch, and disbursement of instalments was hit, so was the pace of the construction due to lack of labour. Now that unlock is underway, the construction and disbursement of funds will be brought back to track soon,” a ministry official said, adding that the numbers could be higher as many states have not updated latest figures on the software.

In terms of numbers, Madhya Pradesh is one of the slowest with completion of only 17 lakh houses, while the state has a target of around 30 lakh houses. Odisha, too, has a similar completion rate with only 12.8 lakh houses being built of the set target of 24.3 lakh houses.



Comments(1)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • aaditya Kothari

    You only talk about MP & Odisha there are states even more bad in providing the houses as shown in the data. Uttar Pradesh must be praised for the work it has done.
    8 months ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp