The Jammu & Kashmir government has targeted 1,21,671 families to provide housing under center’s ambitious scheme ‘Housing for All (HFA-PMAY)’ in the first phase.
The Incharge minister of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Nirmal Singh said in the reply in Legislative Council to a question raised by Congress MLC G N Monga that housing demand survey was conducted for 25 cities/towns selected in phase 1st according to the guidelines and formats prescribed by Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation GoI.
Singh said that the beneficiaries have been identified under Slum Redevelopment, 24523 under Credit Linked Subsidy, 5200 under Affordable Housing in partnership and 76648 under Beneficiary Led Construction.
Until now, he said that the Government of India has approved six projects in Baramulla, Anantnag, Udhampur and Kathua towns where construction of houses for 480 identified beneficiaries have been started. He also said that in Baramulla construction on 83 houses of beneficiary families is going on while the number is 141 in Udhampur, 124 in Kathua and 132 in Anantnag
To a question whether any non-state subject has got benefited under the Scheme, the Minister replied in negative.
The scheme has been divided into three categories-
– The first category is beneficiary led construction in which the deserving would get Rs1.5 lakh subsidy for construction or repair of the house having less than 30 square feet plinth area.
-The second category is for economically weaker section people having an annual income less than 6 lakh. Under this category, Government of India would provide 6.5 percent interest subsidy to the beneficiaries.
– The third component of the scheme is for slum redevelopment where the government appointed consultants would provide 1BHK flats to the households living in government declared slums. (KNS)