PM hands over the keys to 75,000 beneficiaries of the central housing program
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated today ‘[email protected] – New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape ‘Conference-cum-Expo, stating that his government has made a very serious effort to overcome the problems and challenges of the urban middle class.
“The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) act was such an important step. This law has helped lift the entire housing sector out of mistrust and fraud and has helped and empowered all stakeholders, ”he said at the opening ceremony in Lucknow.
Modi digitally handed over the keys to Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) homes to 75,000 beneficiaries in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh and also interacted virtually with program beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh.
He laid the foundation stone for 75 urban development projects in Uttar Pradesh as part of the Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT; reported 75 buses under FAME-II for seven cities including Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Jhansi and Ghaziabad; and published a Coffee Table Book encompassing 75 projects implemented within the framework of various flagship missions of the Union’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
The Prime Minister also announced the creation of the Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chair at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), in Lucknow.
Addressing the assembly, the prime minister said that the situation where all the properties are in the name of the men of the house must be corrected and that, concretely, more than 80% of the houses under Prime Minister Awas Yojna are registered. in the name of the women or they are co-owners.
The Prime Minister congratulated Lucknow for giving a national visionary like Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was totally dedicated to Mother Bharati. “Today, in his memory, the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chair is established at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University,” he announced.
Modi pointed out that there had been a massive increase in the number of houses built under Prime Minister Awas Yojana compared to previous figures. He informed that more than 1.13 crore of housing units have been built in the cities and, of this number, more than 50 lakh houses have already been built and handed over to the poor.
The prime minister said that three million urban poor families who lived in slums and did not have pucca roofs had the opportunity to become millionaires. “Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, around 3 million houses were built in the country, you can guess the cost. These people have become lakhpatis, ”he said.
He observed that prior to the current UP waiver, previous governments dragged their feet in implementing the programs as more than 18,000 homes were approved, but not even 18 homes were built on it. moment. He also informed that after the current government led by Yogi Adityanath came to power, more than 9 lakh housing units were handed over to the urban poor and 14 lakh units were in various stages of construction. These houses were equipped with modern amenities.
The prime minister said that city bodies are also saving around Rs 1,000 crore each year by installing LED street lights. Now that amount, he informed, was being used for other development work. He added that LEDs have also significantly reduced the electricity bill for city residents.
The Prime Minister said that in India, in the last 6-7 years, there has been a huge transformation in the urban sector due to technology. Technology was the basis of the integrated command and control centers that now operated in more than 70 cities across the country. “Today, we will have to say ‘Pahle Aap’ – Technology First”, quipped the Prime Minister, in a city renowned for its culture.