Ministry Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Current Affairs, GK & News

6 years of Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT and PMAY-U

Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) organised an online event on June 25, 2021 to commemorate 6 years of launch of three Urban Missions namely Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban. Key points These schemes were launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25 in 2015. These schemes were ..

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Ease of Living Index 2020 – Highlights

The ministry of housing and urban affairs released its “Ease of Living Index-2020” on March 4, 2021. It also comprises of the rankings of cities having population of more than a million and a separate ranking for cities having population of less than a million. Highlights Under the Ease of Living Index 2020 rankings were ..

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MoHUA Launches ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan. This was launched under the Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban (JJM-U). Highlights This sarvekshan will be conducted in cities to ensure the equitable distribution of water and reusing the wastewater. The sarvekshan will also help in mapping the water bodies. The mapping of ..

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3.5 Million Houses Handed Over to Beneficiaries under PMAY-U, Highlights from 5 Years of PMAY-U, SCM, and AMRUT

On 25th June 2020, a webinar was conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to mark the 5 years of successful completion of the 3 Schemes. The Progress, Achievements, and Outcomes from the 3 schemes in the 5 years are: Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) The Mission covers more than ..

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GoI: Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities Released

On May 19, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs released star rating of garbage free cities for the year 2019-20. Highlights Around 5 cities were given 5-star rating. This includes Ambikapur, Surat, Rajkot, Mysuru, Indore and Navi Mumbai. The ministry had given 3-star rating to 65 cities and 1-star rating to 70 cities. ..

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