Govt. Revised the income limit for every categories: Housing Scheme for All

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.

State Governments to Evaluate All Cities/Town on Four Broad Criteria Basis

The first stage smart city mission has started with the challenge competition for inclusion of cities and towns . The union urban development ministry asking the state governments to nominate names by July 31,2015.

According to the smart city guidelines for the Smart Cities mission that was launched by the PM Narendra Modi last month, the state governments have to submit the numbers of cities and towns from each state based on four broad criteria and a total of 13 sub-criteria.

The four broad criteria include existing service levels:
1. City/town (25 points out of 100)
2. Institutional systems and capacities (15 points)
3. Self-financing (30 points)
4. Past track record and reforms (30 points).

Uttar Pradesh nominated 13 cities in the state, Maharashtra 10 and Tamil Nadu 12.
According to these nomination the every state government has to evaluate all cities/town in that state based on these criteria and submit the report to the center.

“The 100 smart city nominations received from all states and union territories will be put through stage-2 of the competition based on an elaborate criteria before funds are released to the top 20 cities and towns during the current financial year,” it said.

Maharashtra Govt. will submit smart city master plan blueprint by July 20

After the 100 smart cities project launch the maharashtra government has given orders to all the municipal corporations to submit their smart city master plan blueprint by July 20 end of this month and subsequently submit to the Centre.

PM Narendra Modi has launched 100 smart cities project instead Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and the Centre will fund Rs500 crore, while state has to add more Rs250 crore and remaining Rs250 crore will be contributed by the chosen corporation.

The committee was set up under chief secretary Swadhin Kshatriya to select 10 cities with a population of over 100,000 in first phase and prepare a detailed project report.

“Each chosen city will be given Rs1,000 crore in a year; Rs5,000 crore will be given in the next five years and these cities have to use these amount for upgradation of their infrastructure. We have asked all cities to submit their blueprint and vision about their smart city and how they are going to spend the proposed amount. We will scrutinise at our level, and then submit the detailed report to chief secretary,” said Manisha Mhaiskar-Patankar, secretary of the urban development.

She said that once this proposal is selected, then it will be submitted to the Centre “The Centre has full right to select or disqualify any city from the smart city list. They can even disqualify all submitted smart city list if they do not feel confidence on the submitted proposals. So, the corporations need to submit the master plan with a vision. It should be fool proof. If there is loopholes, they may lose the chance of being selected for smart city,” said Mhaiskar-Patankar, adding the corporations need to work meticulously and submit the right plan.

Senior government official said that the central government has given certain criteria. “The urban bodies have to submit the proposal and this has to be in tandem with the Centre-issued criteria. These urban bodies will have to fulfill key prominent benchmarks that includes reforms in the administration, improvement in tax collection, improvement in water supply and under ground drainage systems,” he said.

Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Thane, Jalgaon, Kohlapur, Satara and Shirdi have more chance to get the smart city tag as well as fund.

New Digital India Project Launched by PM Narendra Modi Today

After the successful launch of 100 smart cities mega project including two projects. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Will launch the one more New Digital India Programme on today. The digital India project will launch via video conferencing between two village panchayat the district.

The Prime Minister has also launched the logo of the programme and unveil various schemes like Digital Locker, e-eduction and e-health

The government had last year approved the Digital India programme comprising various projects worth over Rs. 1 lakh crore to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.

The Digital India programme is the one of scheme of the Modi’s government. The actual aim of this project to connect of gram panchayat by broadband internet, promote e- governance and transform India into a connected knowledge economy.

The General manager of Indore circle Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)Mr. MR Rawat said that ten village panchayat, which are around 35 km from here, will be connected with a high – speed internet service under the project that will be launched tomorrow.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) work to connect 335 village panchayat with high speed internet is almost nearing completion.

Mr. Rawat said that, BSNL will start this project with huge celebration to mark ‘Digital Week’ from tomorrow, under which school kids and commoners will be introduced to modern telecommunication techniques.

PM Narendra Modi launches three biggest schemes for developing urban india

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched three biggest schemes Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and housing for all Urban Development.

Narendra Modi main objective of these schemes is to develop Indian cities in smarter cities.The Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), are wroth Rs. 4,00,000 Crore. While AMRUT ensure basic infrastructure and sanitation, PMAY enables the urban poor decent and affordable houses.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launching three scheme under smart Cities Mission for 100 identified cities and town. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 500 cities will become engines of growth and should develop into Smart Cities.

Atal Mission Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 500 Cities having Rs. 1,00,000 and population will be chosen this project. The Modi launching event will be followed by two day workshop in which 1000 Mayors, Muncipal heads, Minister concerned from states and there Chief secretaries take part of Smart Cities Mission.

Modi will release implementation guidelines for three projects – 100 Smart Cities, the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for 500 cities and Housing-For-All by 2022 in urban areas.