Vishakhapatnam: Best Performing Civic Body in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Awards
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has selected Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation as the best performing civic body. Vishakhapatnam was placed under the Annual Awards for Excellence that recognises outstanding contribution of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban in 2019. The award is to be presented on January 1, 2021.
Andhra Pradesh secured the third position in best performing state category. This is the third time the state has received the award. Also, the state bagged special category award in innovative construction technology and project monitoring tools.
Mirzapur won the best performing Municipal body. Nagar Panchayat Malihabad Lucknow was selected for the first place and Hariharpur was selected for the second place.
The Ministry has decided to include awards for “Best Performances for utilisation of technology and transparency in selection of housing beneficiaries in urban areas”. A total of five awards are presented. They are as follows:
- Best Performing States
- Best Performing Municipal Corporation
- Best Performing Municipality
- Best House Construction
- Special Awards to recognise best practices
The information for the purpose of evaluation is taken from the Monthly Progress Report uploaded by States and Union Territories in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
Purpose of the Awards
The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) has built 68.5 lakhs of houses as of January 1, 2019. It is pertinent to identify the achievers as there is diversity in approach towards planning, implementation and outcomes. This will help others to compete and attain the goal in a sustained manner. The award is presented for the following reasons:
- To recognise the achievements of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) mission.
- To disseminate knowledge on effective methods of design and implementation of PMAY.
- To encourage innovations.
- To promote and exchange successful experiences.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana aims to provide “Housing for All”.
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