Last month PM Narendra Modi was launched three ambitious missions for transforming urban india ‘Housing For All’ mission is one of them. The Modi’s governement is main aim to provide 20 million houses for EWS and LIG category people by 2022 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
The NDA government has revised the income limit for every categories housing scheme for all the government will provide the houses for those people that have annual incomes between Rs 60,000 and Rs 1,20,000, the government has dashed your dream of getting a 60-square-metre house under its Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The EWS category will now include all households earning less than Rs 3,00,000 a year, while the LIG category will comprise those earning between Rs 3,00,000 and Rs 6,00,000 annually.
Around seven million households earlier part of the LIG category are likely to come under the EWS category. Each of these houeseholds will be entitled to an affordable house with an area of 30 sqm, compared with 60 sqm for LIG households.
But now, given the EWS category will consist of all households with an annual income of less than Rs 3,00,000, all 7.41 million households earlier classified as LIG (income between Rs 60,000 and Rs 1,20,000) are likely to be subsumed in the EWS group. As the total housing shortage in the earlier MIG and above category (households with income above Rs 1,20,000) was a mere 0.82 million, the revised classification does not in any way add to the number of houses the government has to build.
According to the past performances of government schemes. Under the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) 120,000 houses were approved in 116 cities, but only 1,154 units have actually been built, and 18,281 are currently under construction. Under the Affordable Housing Programme (AHP), 20,472 houses were approved, but only 4,528 have been completed, and 2,240 houses are under construction. Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM), 1.44 million houses were approved, but 831,000 of those have been completed, while 361,000 are under progress.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty alleviation for 2015-16 was only Rs 15,794 crore. Even the entire allocation to JnNURM, the previous government’s flagship programme for urbanization over a seven-year period, was a fraction of this figure – Rs 66,085 crore.