Housing for All Scheme, Phase 1 construction of 1000 Units
Housing for All Scheme, construction of Phase 1 of the first 10,000 dwelling units under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) will begin in Maloya in August. In a meeting chaired by Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty, in Delhi Thursday, the housing projects of all Union Territories were reviewed wherein the Chandigarh administration placed before its schedule in the ‘Housing for all’ project.
The land will be near Maloya. There were 1.27 lakh applicants for the scheme, the estate office is carrying out screening to see who all are eligible. A draw of lots will be held afterwards.
Of the 10,000 units, there will be 3,500 dwelling units for Economically Weaker Section (EWS), 3,000 for the Low Income Group (LIG) section, for Middle Income Group (MIG-I) there would be 2,000 dwellings while for MIG- II, 1,500 have been earmarked. Nearly 50,000 people in Chandigarh have to get housing in 10 different phases by 2022.
CHB had carried out a demand survey on EWS, LIG and MIG households in the urban areas of Chandigarh. The scheme was launched on March 20 by CHB. Counters were not only set up at the office of CHB but the forms were accepted at the e-sampark centres as well.
Affordable Housing, “Housing for All” by 2022, the Centre has launched Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)— Housing for All (Urban) scheme. As per the eligibility, the EWS (Economically Weaker Section) households should have an annual income of up to Rs 3 lakh and LIG (Low Income Group) households should have an annual income between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 6 lakh.
Only EWS households who are based in Chandigarh as on June 17, 2015 will be eligible for affordable housing component of PMAY demand survey. Under MIG, two categories of MIG houses (MIG-I and MIG-II) will be constructed. The residents having the annual income of Rs 6 to Rs 12 lakh will be eligible for the MIG-I houses while those having the annual income of Rs 12 lakh to Rs 18 lakh will be eligible for the MIG-II category houses.