Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Maha Awas Yojana launched in Maharashtra

Published: November 21, 2020

On November 21, 2020, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddav Thackeray launched “Maha Awas Yojana”. The project aims to build 8.82 lakhs of rural houses in 100 days. The project includes construction of toilets as well. The cost of the project has been estimated as Rs 4,000 crores. The Government of India recently announced Affordable housing Scheme ..

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Infra Status to Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs)

Published: September 2, 2020

The department of economic affairs under the ministry of finance issued a notification to include “Affordable Rental Housing Complex”  in the Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure Sub-sectors by insertion of a new item in the category of “Social and Commercial Infrastructure” “Affordable Rental Housing Complex” is defined as a project to be used for rental ..

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Government Approves Construction of more than 5 lakh Affordable Houses

Published: February 27, 2019

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of another 560,695 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). The approval was given by the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. The details of the projects approved are ..

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Global Housing Technology Challenge

Published: January 15, 2019

The Union Minister of Housing and Urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri launched the Global Housing Technology Challenge. The challenge is undertaken under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban (PMAY-U). Features of the Global Housing Technology Challenge The features of the Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC) are: GHTC aims to fast-track the construction of affordable housing ..

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Utilisation of funds by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Published: January 5, 2019

The data released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs outlines the following trends in the utilisation of funds: Developing metro rail networks and housing development has been the top priority of the Central Government’s urban development strategy. The central government has allocated Rs 53,000 crore to the States in four years to implement ..

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