Maharashtra To Get 10,600 More Homes Under PMAY, After Centre’s Nod
Maharashtra government got a nod from the central government for the construction of 10,600 more homes under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY) bringing the total number of homes approved in the state to close to 2.20 lakh.
However, this figure is no match for the more than 22 lakh applications that the state government has received under the PMAY scheme. Another topic of concern is that till now not a single proposal for constructing affordable homes under the PMAY scheme from within Mumbai City limits has reached the doors of PMAY.
The additional homes approved by the Centre are located in Pune, Kolhapur, Nanded and Vidarbha region. From Monday, Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority’s (MHADA) Konkan board, which has received few applications from private developers of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), will be opened after which how many homes will be developed by them shall be known.
The state government aims to construct 19.5 lakh homes under the PMAY scheme till 2022. Until now, work on close to 25,857 homes has begun, of which 10,300 are being constructed by MHADA and most of them are located in MMR. The remaining being constructed by CIDCO are in Kharghar and other areas.
Apart from these, other homes are being constructed in Nagpur and other areas of the state. The number of projects approved till now is 20 where the work has started. Nearly 25,000 people have benefited from the Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS), wherein the government provides a direct benefit to the homebuyer.
Until now 22 lakh applications have made their way to the state government’s online portal to avail the benefits of the homes under PMAY scheme. The applications are yet to be seen. There could be many who may be from the category of HIG and MIG and once they are removed, the actual numbers will be out, said a senior official.
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