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Housing ministry launched Credit-linked Subsidy Services Awas Portal “CLAP”

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On November 25, 2019 Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (MoS- Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the Credit-linked Subsidy Services(CLSS) portal named “CLAP” (CLSS Awas Portal). The link to the portal is launches Credit-linked Subsidy Services Awas PortalAim: The aim of the portal was to address the grievance of the beneficiaries in an organised phase or manner. All stakeholders such as MoHUA, Central Nodal Agencies (CNAs), Primary Lending Institutions (PLIs) and Beneficiaries will be integrated in this portal.

MoA signed on light house projects under GHTC:
A separate Memorandum of Agreement(MoA) was signed between the MoHUA and state govt of 6 states for light house projects(LHP) under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India i.e., GHTC-India. The 6 states are Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.

  • For LHPs, the Ministry has introduced a technology innovation grant as an additional grant of Rs. 2.0 lakh per house. This amount is in addition to the existing share of Rs 1.5 lakh per house under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U).

Key Points:

i.GHTC-India: GHTC-India was launched to provide alternate construction technologies for speedier and cost-effective construction of affordable housing. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has declared 2019-2020 as ‘Construction Technology Year’.

ii.Members present: Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary of MoHUA; senior Officers of the Ministry and State Governments, Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officers of several Banks and Housing Finance Companies were present during the event.

About Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA):
Founded- 1952.
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Constituency of Hardeep Singh Puri- Amritsar, Punjab.