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Latest Articles in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

‘URBAN RENEWAL SCHEMES KEY TO INDIA’S TRANSFORMATION’

Hardeep Singh Puri is a distinguished former diplomat. Many people were surprised when he was chosen to head the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. But, Puri has a number of plans, and he is proceeding at a breakneck speed to implement PM Narendra Modi’s flagship programmes. Excerpts from a conversation with BW Smart Cities’ Suman K Jha.

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India Elected President Of UN-Habitat

On behalf of India, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will preside over the deliberations of the 58-member Governing Council (GC) of the UN-Habitat for the next two years.

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Govt Approves 90,095 More Affordable Houses for Urban Poor

Madhya Pradesh has been sanctioned 82,262 houses in 49 cities and towns with an investment of Rs.5, 260 cr with central assistance of Rs.1, 071 cr. Jammu & Kashmir got 4,915 houses in 24 cities and towns with an investment of Rs.240 cr and central assistance of Rs.74 cr. Dadra & Nagar Haveli’s capital Silvassa has been sanctioned 803 affordable houses with an investment of Rs.26 cr and central assistance of Rs.12 cr.

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Smart cities, housing for all flavour of 2015 in urban sector

A slew of mega projects worth over Rs 4 lakh crore, in the next seven years, besides proposed amendments in real estate rules marked 2015 for the urban development sector

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Over 26k houses to be built in Chhattisgarh under first PMAY approval

Under the scheme, the Chhattisgarh government would develop 26,908 houses with an expenditure of about Rs 1,900 crore while the Centre would allocate an aid of Rs 190 crore

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States and UTs to form, approve and execute projects under new urban missions

For the new urban missions, the Central Government has virtually withdrawn from the earlier practice of appraising and sanctioning individual projects, there by ending the scope for subjectivity and discretion

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address municipal heads

PM will address Mayors and Chairpersons of selected 500 corporations and municipalities to outline his vision for emerging urban India, including challenges to be overcome, and a two-day brainstorming session involving the stakeholders and experts on June 25

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