After 3 Years Of PMAY Uttarakhand Has No House Under The Scheme
Three years after the Prime Minister started Housing for All scheme and set a deadline of 2022 for it, not a single home has been built for the slum dwellers under PMAY Uttarakhand. The state government is now looking to review its 2016 slum policy to identify the slums that are to be developed.
According to the survey conducted by urban local bodies of the state, more than one lakh families registered themselves under the PMAY Uttarakhand, 30,634 of these demanded a home under the In-Situ Slum Redevelopment (ISSR) component of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Around 11,200 of them were from Dehradun city and 10,257 were from Haridwar.
Under the PMAY Uttarakhand, the state government is tasked to formulate a slum policy and identify the household to be given the benefit of the scheme. Flats are built at the site of the slums under the Private Public Partnership (PPP) model and the Centre provides an assistance of Rs 1 lakh for this.
Explaining the delay, project director of urban development directorate, said, “The 2016 bill gave ownership right to the slum dwellers but according to the Centre, the homes are built under the PPP model. This means that a private builder will develop the slum vertically, create space at the slum. In the area where there were 50 slum shanties, a vertical tower will have more than 200 flats. This way, 50 flats will be given to slum dwellers and rest will be sold to private buyers, so the cost of building can be managed.”
But because the state act gave ownership rights to slum dwellers, the locals never gave permission to build flats there and, hence, the project has since been stalled, he said.
With the project already being delayed so much and no sign of work starting soon, it seems highly unlikely that the work will be finished on time. However, urban development minister said that the government will complete its target of giving a home to every household by 2022.
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