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  • 29 DPRs of Rs 211.82 cr covering 4865 beneficiaries approved

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas  Thursday chaired the meeting of the State Level Sanctioning Cum Monitoring Committee (SLSMC) for implementing 'Housing for All' (HFA) Urban Mission in Jammu and Kashmir under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). Principal Secretary, Finance, Commissioner/Secretary, Housing & Urban Development, Commissioner/Secretary, Forests, Ecology & Environment, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Commissioner/Secretary Revenue other senior officers were present in the meeting. Deputy Commissioners of all 22 Districts and other officers participated in the meeting via video conferencing.

 

'Housing for All' Urban Mission is being implemented in all 78 Towns and the two capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu in two phases. In Phase-I, 23 Towns and two capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu were selected for receiving central assistance under PMAY. A total demand of 1.21 Lakh houses based on the housing demand survey has been estimated in these 25 towns/cities. Housing for All Plan of Action (HFAPoA) for these 25 towns/cities and 39 DPRS have already been approval by the Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. The mission is already under implementation in Udhampur, Baramulla, Anantnag and Kathua towns.

 

The Committee was informed that the Union Ministry has conveyed approval for completion by housing demand survey and preparation of the Housing for All Plan of Action (HFAPoA) of remaining 55 towns to be taken up during the Phase-II (April 2017- March 2019) for which an amount Rs 346.50 Lakh has been sanctioned. For carrying out the housing demand survey and preparation of the HFAPoA in these 55 towns, 56 CLTCs shall be deployed to the districts.  

 

The Committee approved 29 Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) to the tune of Rs. 211.82 Crore prepared for 4865 beneficiaries of 19 Cities/Towns. The HFA (Urban) Mission is to be implemented during 2015-2022, with an objective to address the housing requirements of urban poor viz Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) families including slum dwellers for which all the States are required to prepare ‘Housing for All Plan of Action’ for the period 2015-22 with Annual Implementation Plans on yearly basis. The type designs of the dwelling units are prepared strictly as per the Guidelines of PMAY-HFA (urban) Mission, fulfilling the National Building Code (NBC) & specific geographic conditions of the region.