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PMAY (Urban): Only 20% of Sanctioned Houses Completed, Construction of 30% Houses Hasn’t Started

The Modi govt told the Parliament on Tuesday.

The urban housing scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) [PMAY(U)], implemented in 2015 with the mission to provide “Housing for All”, does not appear to be on track to achieve its target of  building 10 million houses by 2022, as per the latest data shared by the Modi government in the Parliament on Tuesday, February 5.

Out of the 7.3 million houses sanctioned, construction of only 1.4 million houses has been completed as on January 31, 2019. This means that only 20 per cent of the sanctioned houses have been constructed till date

Besides the 1.4 million houses constructed, only 3.7 million houses have been grounded for construction. This means that construction of around 30 per cent of the approved houses has not even started till date.

Progress as on January 31, 2019

Houses Sanctioned Houses Grounded for Construction Houses Completed
All India




According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the figures for houses grounded for construction and houses completed include incomplete works of earlier National Urban Renewal Mission, taken up post-2014.

In almost four years, the scheme has been able to achieve a mere 14 per cent of its total target of 10 million houses. 

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