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    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Housing for All 2022 Scheme)

    The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(PMAY) has been the talk of the town since it was introduced by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 1 June 2015. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is an initiative provided by the Government of India which aims at providing affordable housing to the urban poor. The mission of this initiative is to provide housing for all by the year 2022.

    Under this scheme, affordable houses will be built in selected cities and towns using eco-friendly construction methods for the benefit of the urban poor population in India. Also, under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme, beneficiaries under PMAY are eligible for interest subsidy if they avail a loan to purchase or construct a house.

    Features of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

    • Under PMAY, subsidy interest rate is provided at 6.5% on housing loan for the term of 15 years to all the beneficiaries.
    • Under the PMAY scheme, differently abled and senior citizens will be given preference in allocation of ground floors.
    • Sustainable and eco-friendly technologies would be used for construction.
    • The scheme covers entire urban areas in the country which includes 4041 statutory towns with the first priority given to 500 Class I cities. This will be done in 3 phases.
    • The credit linked subsidy aspect of the PMAY scheme gets implemented in India in all statutory towns from the initial stages itself.

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Eligibility

    The government will use the The Socio Economic and Caste Census of 2011 (SECC 2011) to identify and select the list of PMAY beneficiaries. The village panchayats along with tehsils will be considered for consultation of beneficiaries before making the list under the rural housing scheme. This is going to be done in order to ensure transparency of the project and also make sure that only the deserving receive the aid in housing.

    • Any household with total annual income between Rs.6 lakh to Rs18 lakh can apply for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The applicant is allowed to include the income of the spouse while applying for this scheme.
    • Indian citizens who are women may apply. No other demographic will be considered as long as they are women.
    • The beneficiary can only buy a new house in order to enjoy PMAY benefits. People who already own a house are not eligible to apply for this scheme. No pucca should be owned by the beneficiary or member of the family, in any part of the country.
    • Under PMAY, people will be allowed to buy/construct new houses only. One cannot avail PMAY benefits on a already built house.
    • People who belong to the low income group i.e. LIG and economically weaker sections also known as EWG in the society, may also apply.
    • Scheduled tribes and castes will also be eligible.
    • Senior citizens and differently abled will be given special priorities for ground floor housing.

    How to Apply for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Online

    • Visit the PMAY official website http://pmaymis.gov.in/
    • Under the “Menu” section, find the “Citizen Assessment” option
    • Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar card number
    • Once you have entered your Aadhar information, you will be redirected to the application page
    • You will be asked to enter your personal details, income details, current residential address, and your bank account details
    • Enter all information in the application
    • Click on “I am aware of” option at the end of the page and click the “Save” button
    • Once you click the “save” option, you will see a system generated application number which you can save for future reference
    • Download and print the duly-filed application
    • Submit the form at your nearest CSC office centres and financial institution/banks along with the required documents

    Before you fill the PMAY application, make sure that you have checked your eligibility and your name is listed in the PMAY beneficiary list. You can check if you are eligible by submitting your BPL certificates to the lending institution and they will notify you if you are eligible to apply for PMAY scheme. Alternatively, you can also check the list of beneficiaries online by visiting the PMAY official website. The list of beneficiaries available in the PMAY website is periodically updated. Make sure you check the recent list.

    The online application process to apply for PMAY is very simple, convenient, and saves a lot of time. Make sure you have your savings bank account details and your household income details when you are applying for PMAY online.

    How to Edit Your Details After Submitting Application for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

    • Visit the PMAY official website
    • Enter your application reference number and your Aadhaar details
    • Click on the “Edit” option
    • You will now be allowed to edit your application details

    What Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Scheme offers in a Nutshell

    Particulars MIG 1 MIG 2
    Annual income (Household Income) Between Rs.6 lakh to Rs.12 lakh Between Rs.12 lakh to Rs.18 lakh
    Subsidy on interest 4% 3%
    Tenure of the loan to qualify for the subsidy 20 years 20 years
    Loan amount to qualify for the subsidy Rs.9 lakh Rs.12 lakh
    Minimum carpet area(Square metres) 90 square metres 110 square metres
    Maximum carpet area(Square feet) 968.5 square feet 1,184 square feet
    Discount rate for NPV 9% 9%

    How to Get Interest Rate Subsidy under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Scheme

    • Apply for a home loan from any listed lending institution asking for subsidy.
    • The lending institution will review your application and you are eligible, your application will be sent to the Central Nodal Agency.
    • Upon verification, if your application is approved and no discrepancies are found, the Central Nodal Agency will disburse the subsidy amount to the lending institution.
    • This amount will be credited to your account by the lending institution which will lower your total loan amount.
    • You can continue paying the EMIs towards the balance loan amount.

    Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

    Based on recent estimates, as of September 2016, the population of the urban dwellers in India increased at an alarming rate and is expected to see a greater rate of growth in the following years. It is said that by 2050, urban dwelling population will rise to 814 million people. The calculation predicted is almost twice the number that already reside in urban areas. The major challenges also include providing people with housing options that are affordable and other major related concerns such as sanitation along with sustainable development. The Ministry also has to ensure a sustainable and safe environment for the urban population.

    • The main objective of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is housing that is affordable for all by the year 2022.
    • It also intends to make it accessible to demographics that are specific such as economically challenged groups, women along people belonging to minorities such as Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
    • The Government's other goal is directly in association with some of the most ignored demographics which include widows, lower income group members, transgender and henceforth provide them with sustainable and affordable housing scheme.
    • Special preferences for ground floor properties will be given to differently abled and senior citizens if required.
    • Registration is mandatory to avail the benefits of this scheme which includes the strict beneficiary names to be mothers or wives.

    This scheme launch is intended to target urban areas of the following options to States or Union Territories as well as cities as mention earlier.

    Beneficiaries Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) targets specific groups like:

    • Women
    • Scheduled Caste
    • Scheduled Tribe
    • Economically weaker section of the society
    • Low income group population
    • Medium income group 1
    • Medium income group 2

    Three Phases of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Scheme

    The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana will be executed in three phases. Refer to the below tables for more details:

    Phase 1

    Start date April 2015
    End date March 2017
    Cities covered 100

    Phase 2

    Start date April 2017
    End date March 2019
    Cities covered 200

    Phase 3

    Start date April 2019
    End date March 2022
    Cities covered Remaining cities

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Home Loan Interest Rate:

    Home loan interest rate is around 9% at present. So, if 4% interest subsidy on a loan of up to Rs.9 Lakhs is applied, then the E.I.R (Effective Interest Rate) would be 5%, which will benefit the borrowers.

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) - Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme

    Eligibility Income Range Carpet Area Rate of Interest Subsidy Amount
    Economically weaker sections Max of Rs.6 lakh 60 sqm 6.5% Rs.6 lakh
    Lower Income groups Max of Rs.6 lakh 60 sqm 6.5% Rs.6 lakh

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) EMI Calculator

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme aims to simplify the process of purchasing a home for the urban poor and weaker sections of society through EMIs at reasonable rates of interest. The rate of interest is comparatively much lesser than commercial rates, thus offering people subsidised loans.

    To calculate the EMI log on to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana website and fill in the following details: http://pmaymis.gov.in/EMI_Calculator.aspx

    • The total loan amount in rupees
    • The rate of interest
    • The total loan period in months

    Once the following details are submitted, click on the ‘Calculate’ option. This will give you the monthly installment or EMI payable in rupees.

    PMAY Functions of Technology Sub-Mission:

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna Technology Sub Mission will cover following:

    • Better Habitat Designing & Planning of the Buildings
    • Planning to Develop Environment Friendly Houses
    • Best Construction Practices
    • Arranging the Most Innovative Technologies
    • Picking the Most Suitable Materials

    How Does Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Work Through the Borrower's Bank:

    The bank from where the individual is taking the loan will claim the subsidy benefit for the eligible applicants from the National Housing Bank (NHB). The National Housing Bank will then check to investigate whether anyone is making multiple applications under the scheme. Once confirmed, the CLSS or subsidy amount will be given to the borrower's Bank. Once the amount is received, the money would be credited directly to the Loan Account.

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Toll Free Helpline Number

    In case of any queries relating to the application process, interest rates and any other scheme related queries, customers can contact the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana toll free helpline number:

    • 1800-11-6163 (Urban, HUDCO)
    • 1800-11-3388 (Urban,NHB)
    • 1800-11-3377 (Urban,NHB)
    • 1800-11-6446 (Gramin)

    Those facing any issues related to the application process can contact the above toll free numbers according to the locations.

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Loan Amount Doubled - 2017

    On 2nd January, 2017, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, doubled the loan amount under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) that is eligible for interest subsidy for urban areas.

    Updates:

    The government will now provide the following under this scheme:

    • Loans of up to Rs.12 lakhs with up to 4% interest subvention.
    • If people borrow up to Rs.2 Lakhs for the purpose of purchasing a new home or for housing extension in rural areas, then they will get 3% interest subvention.
    • If people borrow loan of up to Rs.9 Lakhs in 2017, they will get 4% interest subvention.
    • If people borrow loan of up to Rs.12 Lakhs in 2017, they will get 3% interest subvention.

    Apart from the above, the government will create 2 new middle income categories in urban areas under PMAY.

    States and Union Territories Covered Under PMAY

    State Names
    Andaman and Nicobar Madhya Pradesh
    Andhra Pradesh Manipur
    Arunachal Pradesh Nagaland
    Assam Odisha
    Bihar Puducherry
    Chattishgarh Punjab
    D and N Haveli Rajasthan
    Daman & Diu Sikkim
    Gujarat Tamil Nadu
    Goa Telangana
    Haryana Tripura
    Himachal Pradesh Uttar Pradesh
    Jammu & kashmir Uttarakhand
    Jharkhand West Bengal
    Karnatka Kerala

    List of Banks and Housing Finance Ltd for Home Loan Under PMAY Scheme

    Housing Finance Companies Under PMAY

    IKF Housing Finance Private Limited Manipal Housing Finance Syndicate Ltd.
    Ummeed Housing Finance Private Limited Mamata Housing Finance Company Pvt. Ltd.
    West End Housing Finance Limited Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Ltd.
    Viva Home Finance Ltd. Magma Housing Finance
    Vastu Housing Finance Corporation Ltd LIC Housing Finance Ltd.
    USB Housing Finance Corporation Ltd L&T Housing Finance Ltd.
    Tata Capital Housing Finance Ltd. Khush Housing Finance Ltd.
    Swarna Pragati Housing Microfinance Private Limited India Shelter Finance Corporation Ltd.
    Swagat Housing Finance Company Ltd. India Infoline Housing Finance Ltd.
    Supreme Housing Finance Limited India Home Loan Ltd.
    Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance Ltd. India Bulls Housing Finance Ltd.
    SRG Housing Finance Ltd. ICICI Home Finance Company Ltd.
    Shubham Housing Development Finance Company Pvt. Ltd. Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.
    Shriram Housing Finance Ltd. Housing and Development Corporation Limited
    SEWA Grih Rin Ltd. Home First Finance Company Ltd.
    Saral Home Finance Ltd. Hinduja Housing Finance Limited
    Sahara Housing Finance Corporation Ltd HBN Housing Finance Ltd.
    Repco Home Finance Ltd. Habitat Microbuild India Housing Finance Company Pvt. Ltd.
    Religare Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. GRUH Finance Ltd.
    Reliance Home Finance Ltd. GIC Housing Finance Ltd
    RAAS Housing Finance (India) Ltd. Fullerton Home Finance Company Ltd
    PNB Housing Finance Ltd. Fast Track Housing Finance Company Ltd.
    Panthoibi Housing Finance Company Ltd. Equitas Housing Finance Pvt. Ltd.
    Orange City Housing Finance Ltd. Edelweiss Housing Finance Pvt. Ltd
    North East Region Housing Finance Ltd. DMI Housing Finance Pvt. Ltd.
    Nivera Home Finance Ltd DHFL Vyasa Housing Finance Ltd
    New Habitat Housing Finance and Development Ltd. Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd.
    National Trust Housing Finance Ltd. Cent Bank Home Finance Ltd.
    Muthoot Housing Finance Company Ltd. Capri Global Housing Finance Private Limited
    Muthoot Homefin Ltd. Capital First Home Finance Ltd.
    Micro Housing Finance Corporation Ltd Can Fin Homes Ltd.
    Mentor Home Loans India Ltd. AU Housing Finance Ltd.
    MAS Rural Housing and Mortgage Finance Ltd. Aspire Home Finance Corporation Ltd.
    Manappuram Home Finance Pvt. Ltd. Aptus Value Finance Corporation Ltd.
    Aditya Birla Housing Finance Ltd. Aptus Value Housing Finance India Ltd.
    Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd. Akme Star Housing Finance Ltd.

    List of Banks Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Scheme

    Public Sector Banks Private Sector Banks Regional Rural Banks Co-operative Banks
    Vijaya Bank South Indian Bank Ltd. Ellaquai Dehati bank Janta Sahakari Bank Ltd
    Central Bank of India Nainital Bank Ltd. Purvanchal Bank The Punjab State Cooperative Bank Ltd.
    State Bank of Patiala Lakshmi Vilas Bank Vanachal Gramin Bank Uttarakhand State Cooperative Bank Ltd.
    United Bank of India J & K Bank Uttarbanag Kshetriya Gramin Bank Shree Panchganag Nagari Sahakari Bank Ltd.
    UCO Bank Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd Telangana Grameena Bank Kerala State Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
    Syndicate Bank City Union Bank Satlij Gramin Bank Karad Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd.
    State Bank of Travancore Yes Bank Sarva UP Gramin Bank Meghalaya Co-Operative Apex Bank Ltd
    State Bank of Mysore The Federal Bank Ltd. Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank Sangli Urban Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
    State Bank of Hyderabad Karur Vysya Bank Ltd. Meghalaya Rural Bank The Surat People’s Cooperative Bank Ltd.
    State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur Karnataka Bank Ltd. Jharkhand Gramin Bank The Goa State Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
    Punjab National Bank ICICI bank Ltd. J& K Grameen Bank Sikkim State Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
    Punjab & Sind Bank DCB Bank Ltd. Bihar Gramin Bank Shikshak Sahakari Bank Ltd.
    Indian Bank Axis bank Ltd. Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank Sardar Bhiladwala Pardi People’s Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
    Dena Bank Catholic Syrian Bank Bangiya Gramin Vikas Bank Odisha State Cooperative Bank
    Corporation Bank Tamilnad mercantile Bank Ltd Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank Nutan Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd.
    Canara Bank Central Godavari Grameena Bank Mizoram Cooperative Apex Bank Ltd.
    Bhartiya Mahila Bank Ltd. Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank Mehsana Urban Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
    Bank of Maharashtra Kaveri Grameena Bank Mahanagar Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
    Bank of India Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank Kalupur Commercial Co-operative Bank Ltd.
    Bank of Baroda Baroda Gujrat Gramin bank Jharkhand State Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
    Andhra Bank Assam Gramin Bank J&K State Cooperative Bank
    Allahabad Bank Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank Cosmos Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd.
    Oriental bank of Commerce Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank Cosmos Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd.
    Indian Overseas Bank Allahabad UP Gramin Bank Chhattisgarh Rajya Sahakari Bank Maryadit
    Punjab GRamin Bank Bihar State Co-operative Bank Ltd.
    Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank Jalgaon Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd.
    Gramin Bank of Aryavart Sarvodaya Commercial Co- operative Bank
    Prathama Bank Citizen Credit Co-op Bank Limited
    Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank The Nawangar Co-operative Bank Ltd.
    Pandyan Grama Bank The Greater Bombay Co- operative Bank Ltd.
    Kashi Gomti Samyut Bank The Bharat Co-operative Bank (Mumbai) Ltd.
    Odisha Gramiya Bank The West Bengal State Co- operative Bank Ltd.
    Madhyanchal Gramin Bank The Kalyan Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd.
    Tripura Gramin Bank The Gujarat State Co-operative Bank Ltd
    Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank The Ahmedabad Mercantile Co- operative Bank Ltd.
    Utal Grameen Bank Shri Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank Ltd.
    Saurashtra Gramin Bank Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank Limited
    Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Punjab & Maharashtra Co- operative Bank Ltd
    Narmada Jhabua Gramin Prime Co-operative Bank Ltd.
    Nagaland Rural Bank Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank
    Mizoram Rural Bank
    Manipur Rural Bank
    Maharashtra Gramin Bank
    Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank
    Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank
    Kerala Gramin Bank
    Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank

    FAQs on Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

    You still may have some questions, regarding some terms that you may not be familiar with or some queries that you may have about. Here are some of these most commonly asked questions about PMAY and PMAY Gramin:

    1. If I am a woman can I apply for this scheme?
    2. Yes, this scheme gives priority to women who are running a family within the lower income groups. However, if your husband, father or any other family member that you reside with has applied, your application will be rejected.

    3. I am a senior citizen and fall under the local income groups? While the PMAY scheme seems financially viable, as an elderly person I would prefer a housing in the Ground Floor. What should I do?
    4. You simply need to apply as a senior citizen, since all senior citizens are provided the priority for having access to Ground floor housing. However, ensure that you apply early since the priorities among senior citizens for ground floor is also shared with differently abled beneficiaries as well.

    5. What does one mean by DBT?
    6. People refer to Direct Benefit Transfer as DBT. This means that the beneficiaries will receive the funds they are expected to receive, in the form of installments, under the scheme, directly in their bank accounts, instead of having to go through random offices and banks. The funds allocated for the rural housing scheme under PMAY will also be sent off to the beneficiaries through direct fund transfer to the bank accounts of the listed and identified beneficiaries. Labour allocation and labour training for the Awas Yojana

    7. Why will the Government geotag the properties under the PMAY housing project?
    8. The importance of transparency in the whole housing project is essential, right from the scheme rules and regulations being created to the basic requirement of sanitation being implemented in the housing. All of that must be followed, which requires geo tagging, to have all information available for parties involved, whenever needed. Geo tagging, basically means adding metadata to a photograph or map of your home located in the map. It also helps retain updated satellite imagery of the progress of the project. This helps to remotely monitor each unit, without having to be there in person.

    9. How long will the PMAY project last?
    10. The PMAY project is supposed to last until 2022. But, this is the date, which ensures that all the regions in India have beneficiaries, who can avail the scheme. The construction and ultimately the beneficiaries moving in may take longer.

    11. How Do I Find out whether my town or city is part of the first phase?
    12. Simply go online, and check for the list of cities in the the first Phase of the PLAY project.

    13. Transgenders are also a part of the Indian society. As a transgender can I apply?
    14. Transgenders often belong to low income groups and economically challenged groups. As long as they also cover all the other eligibility requirements, such as documentation or a single applicant from a family, this demographic will not be ignored by this scheme. However if you are not in the income groups required by the schemes, you will not be eligible for the scheme.

    15. What is the maximum annual income should I have to be eligible for PMAY?
    16. Your annual income should not be more than Rs. 6 lakhs. However, there are no lower limits for the PMAY income requirement.

    17. Why would sustainable and eco-friendly technologies be used for construction in the housing projects under the PMAY? Are they not making it more expensive that way?
    18. Eco-friendly projects do not mean that the PMAY constructions will make the ultimate housing price expensive. It only means that it will ensure that the environment is not harmed in anyway. It is essential to ensure that people in the future and that too in the near future do not perish due to environmental hazards, considering that global warming is a real phenomenon and is hitting our country, more than we realize.

    19. What is a Central Nodal Agency when we are talking about PMAY?
    20. These are basically nodal agencies that are identified by the Ministry or Government to function as bodies which implement Credit linked subsidy.

    21. What does one mean, by carpet area in lieu with Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana?
    22. Area enclosed within the walls, actual area to lay the carpet. This area does not include the thickness of the inner walls

    23. How does the housing project ensure that there is enough labour for construction for the housing under the PMAY in rural regions?
    24. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act enables the Government to hire enough labour for construction of homes under PMAY in the rural regions. The beneficiaries under the P M Awas Yojana will have access to unskilled labour for 90 days through MGNREGA. Already 30,000 masons have been trained for the purpose as of September 2016.

    25. What is FAR when it comes to PMAY?
    26. Let us take a look at the equation to quickly understand what FAR means:

      • Floor Area Ratio = Total covered area on all the floors x 100 divided by Plot area.
      • However, some cities or towns may have varied definitions. The definitions that have been promoted by the region will be considered under such conditions to remove any sort of confusion.
    27. What is Implementing Agencies and how are they different from Central Nodal Agencies (CNA)?
    28. These agencies comprise of any Urban Local Bodies, Housing Boards, Development Authorities, etc., unlike nodal agencies that have been picked by State Government or SLSMC for the purpose of implementing Housing for PMAY missions.

    29. What is TDR or Transfer of Development Rights?
    30. This term simply ensures the availability of a particular amount that is additional on the built up with respect to the surrendered or relinquished area of land which allows the owner to use an added built up area for himself/herself in some other land.

    31. Who is the scheme for?
    32. Anyone who belongs to the economically weaker section of the society and does not own a ‘pucca’ house

    33. Who is a beneficiary family?
    34. The individuals availing the benefit under the scheme are referred to as the beneficiary family

    35. Is the scheme for non-resident Indians?
    36. Yes

    37. Are there any further subsidies/discounts provided on this scheme?
    38. No

    39. What is the term of the loan?
    40. 20 years to avail subsidy. If extended, subsidized rates will not be applicable

    41. Is it a must for a woman to own the property?
    42. Yes, it is so for lower income groups and economically weaker sections of society

    43. Can this be availed in rural areas?
    44. No. The scope of the scheme is limited to urban areas.

    News About Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

    • Updates on Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Scheme

      Did you know that if you fall under the urban poor category in India, you are eligible to apply for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana? PMAY is an initiative that was introduced by Prime MInister, Narendra Modi with an aim to offer affordable housing options to the urban poor.

      Initially the Government of India chose 306 cities and towns spread across 9 states to begin the construction of houses under this project. This scheme is quite popular since its launch in June 2015.

      The most interesting thing about the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is that all the houses issued under this scheme will owned by women or jointly with men. Also, under the Credit Link Subsidy Scheme, the government also provides 6.5% subsidy on housing loans which can be availed by the borrower for a loan tenure of 20 years.

      It is noteworthy that all the houses built under the scheme will be built using an eco-friendly technology and the ground floor will be allotted to differently abled or senior citizens(older people).

      13th Novemeber 2017

    • 1.2 crore houses to be built in 3 years

      The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme is will boost the construction industry. Earlier this month, the government said that they would be 1.2 crore houses built in the next three years thanks to the PMAY scheme in the urban sector. While 1.02 crore houses will be built in the rural sector. This project is expected to be completed by March 2019.

      Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary said, "The universal affordable housing for all will give a big boost to the construction industry."

      31st October 2017

    • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Boosting Home Buyers

      Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, the government has recently extended the interest subsidy of approximately Rs. 2.6 lakh on home loans till March 2019. This has come up as a major boost to MIG beneficiaries.

      As reported by the senior officials of ministry of housing and urban affairs, nearly 54,000 homebuyers have availed the interest subsidy under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) as of now. Out of this, 2300 were from middle income group (MIG). This scheme is permissible to only those families where not a single member own a pucca house i.e. an all-weather dwelling structure in their name across India. While CLSS for MIG-1 is for constructing a house with a carpet area of 90 sq meters, MIG-11 is for building a house with a carpet area of 110 sq meters. The house must have basic civic infrastructure like sanitation, water, electricity, and others. The aim to offer the subsidy is to bolster government’s target of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022.

      19th October 2017

    • The Jaypee Fiasco may Derail Affordable Housing Plans

      After insolvency proceedings against Jaypee Infratech after defaulting an amount of Rs.526 crore, the government had lent a hand to home-buyers who filed their claim as creditors by amending the Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons Regulations, 2016.

      Developers on the verge of bankruptcy have short-changed several home-buyers. In many cases, these buyers have paid 90% of the cost of the house but have not received possession documents.

      An estimated 10 lakh crore people have been looted off their money without having received possession of their house. This has caused a stir in the economy and caused the people to refrain from purchasing unfinished housing. This may very well impact the affordable housing plan set-up by the government a few years ago.

      11th October 2017

    • Global Expertise Invited by the Centre for Housing Scheme

      Companies across the globe will be invited by the Centre to showcase different construction techniques. The ones who get selected will be building affordable homes for the poorer sections of the society. This initiative is being taken under the PMAY or Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana that targets at building ‘pucca’ houses by 2022 for the poor families.

      Currently, the shortage of homes in the urban areas stand at 1.2 crores. This data has been offered by D.S. Mishra, Secretary of Housing and Urban Affairs. He added that the organisations that will be selected to build the houses will do it in minimum time and at a minimum cost.

      6th October 2017

    • Income Subsidy Scheme for the Middle Income Group extended to March 2019

      The interest subsidy benefit on Home Loans of around Rs.2.60 lakh has been extended by the central government to March, 2019. The beneficiaries are from the Middle Income Group (MIG) under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana that was rolled out a couple of years back. This extension has given the beneficiaries an additional 15 months from the earlier stipulated 1-year period that was bound to end this December.

      Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (Housing & Urban Affairs), said, “We are looking to extend all possible support to overcome the hurdles adversely impacting housing construction so as to meet the target of Housing for All by 2022.”

      26th September 2017

    • Just 8,000 Applications Received for the Allotted 11,000 LIG Flats

      The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), after allotting 11,000 flats for the lower income group (LIG), happened to receive only 8,000 applications. The cut-off date for the submissions is only 4 days away.

      The affordable housing scheme meant for the inhabitants of Delhi and the neighbouring metropolitan zones saw only 20,000 applications in total, as opposed to over 10 lakh applications that was received the last time the scheme was published in September 2014.

      The main objective of the affordable housing scheme was to deliver ‘pucca’ housing with electricity, toilets, water connection, and road connectivity for all the families in the urban area.

      While DDA removed the five-year lock-in period this time around and has maintained the same prices as that of the 2014 scheme, not many potential homebuyers are keen on applying. Even the house owners in prior schemes asserted that the maintenance and inferior quality of the houses are chief problems of the affordable housing scheme.

      20th September 2017

    • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) to Approve 41,173 Additional Houses to UP

      Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), a much-needed central government’s scheme for affordable housing, has endorsed over 26 lakh houses with an anticipated spending of Rs 139,621 crore as per the official releases.

      The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has recently taken a call to sanction 41,173 more houses to Uttar Pradesh, which is one among six states listed for additional approvals. Andhra Pradesh is far ahead of Maharashtra, Assam, Jharkhand and Gujarat with 120894 additional houses endorsed under the housing scheme.

      6th September 2017

    • Reserve Bank of India exhorts the states for a single window clearance of the affordable housing projects

      The Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Urjit Patel called for a single window for the clearance of the affordable housing projects. This step has been taken as several are stuck at the state government bodies.

      He added that the affordable home requires a better focus. It also comes with a multiplier impact on growth. The Government of India is aiming at housing for all by 2022 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The segment of affordable housing is booming with the Government’s push.

      21st August 2017

    • Yogi Adityanath to build 10 lakh households in 2017

      Yogi Adityanath is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He stated that Government intends to offer shelter to all the people of Uttar Pradesh. He added that 10 lakh houses will be built by the State Government within a period of 1 year. This will be done under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. In UP, 48 lakh people do not have homes to stay. This initiative is being taken to reduce that number.

      Rajiv Pratap Rudy stated that the Central Government will ensure that employment opportunities increase in Uttar Pradesh in the next 5 years. This will happen via skill development of the people in UP. Yogi Adityanath added that 10 lakh people will be inducted in the skill development programme this year. In 5 years, the State Government of Uttar Pradesh aims at training 70 lakh youngsters.

      1st August 2017

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