Just three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna’ – ‘Housing For All’ scheme – many states have shown interest and have been queuing up to tap into the funds for slum redevelopment.
These states are: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, J&K, Jharkhand, Kerala, UP, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, WB, Himachal, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.
All the aforementioned states have proposed the implementation of the initiative in total of 532 cities.
The scheme was launched on June 25 this year and since then many states and banks had pointed out some problems in the guidelines which were rectified later.
Before June, the government had allowed only one year to complete a dwelling unit and furnish the certificate which has now been extended to three years.
The Modi government is hoping to reach nearly two crore beneficiaries through the scheme. This was one of the major plans in BJP’s election manifesto.