Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban has been one of the flagship schemes of the Central government. The popular scheme has benefitted many and won laurels — even from critics — for the Modi government. Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep S. Puri on 20, October 2022 presented PMAY-U Awards 2021 at Rajkot.
Uttar Pradesh has been declared the best-performing state under PMAY-U followed by Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
PMAY-U: One of The Largest Housing Schemes in World
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in the award felicitation event, “Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has emerged as one of the largest housing schemes of the world”.
Praising the housing scheme he said that the PMAY-U has already sanctioned 1.23 crore houses, which is 9 times the number achieved in 10 years of the previous UPA regime.
“A total of 64 lakh houses have already been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries and the rest too are at various stages of completion”, he further added.
PMAY Perfect Example of Co-operative and Competitive Federalism
Hardeep Singh Puri noted that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban scheme is a beautiful example of the spirit of co-operative and competitive federalism, with all the states enthusiastically contributing in ensuring its success.
He stated further, “besides having the full power to appraise and approve the housing projects, all the states have also had a healthy competition with each other to ensure that their state comes on top”.
To recognize the outstanding contribution by States, UTs and ULBs, MoHUA has introduced annual awards for excellence in implementation of PMAY(U). The winners of PMAY(U) Awards 2021 were felicitated by Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri during the event.