As a part of the recently launched Prime Minister Awas Yojana (Urban), Gujarat has become the first state in the country to take up Public-Private Partnership Projects for redevelopment of slums in urban areas.
- 30 PPP Projects proposed by Gujarat Government has been approved by the inter-ministerial Central Screening and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) for rehabilitation of slum dwellers in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara.
- 17,580 new dwelling units will be constructed for slum dwellers living on government lands in these four cities of Gujarat by private developers.
Assistance provided for project
- Slum dwellers will get new houses with all amenities free of cost.
- The Union Government will provide an assistance of about 176 cr @ Rs.1.00 lakh per house to be built.
- CSMC sanctioned 1, 69,381 houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in 145 cities in 8 states for which a total central assistance of Rs.2, 444 cr will be provided.
8 states include – West Bengal, Telangana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Mizoram.
With this, Ministry of HUPA has so far approved construction of 4,23,415 houses for urban poor in 243 cities in 11 States across the country, for which the Union Government will provide an assistance of Rs.5,900 cr.
About PM Awas Yojana
Under PMAY (Urban), the Union Government provides an assistance of Rs.1.00 lakh per unit for rehabilitation of slum dwellers and Rs.1.50 lakh per unit under Affordable Housing in Partnership and Beneficiary led individual construction for EWS beneficiaries.
- It aims to construct about two crore houses by the year 2022.
- Under the fourth component of Credit Linked Subsidy of Rs.2.30 lakh per beneficiary will be provided.