Maharashtra meets just 12% of target under PMAY

August 2, 2022
Maharashtra meets just 12% of target under PMAY

MUMBAI: Chief Minister Eknath Shinde reviewed the implementation of central schemes in the state and directed the administration to ensure that schemes which are lagging in their target are expedited.

One such scheme that was far from its target was the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) for the urban poor. Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, who was also present at the meeting, said that scheme was poorly implemented in the urban areas in the last two-and-a-half years despite central government’s funds being available.

Fadnavis said while the target was building 17 lakh homes in urban areas, only 12% was achieved. In sharp contrast PMAY (Rural) achieved 76% of its target. “We have asked the department to identify the bottlenecks and increase the coverage under the scheme,” said Fadnavis.

Officials said that urban local bodies were not helping with the implementation of the project and that issues like encroachment and land identification are causing the delay. Shinde has directed the department to submit a plan to increase its implementation in the next three months.

Shinde asked the administration to ensure that these schemes are implemented widely. He directed guardian secretaries to visit the districts allotted to them to ensure schemes are reaching the beneficiaries.

The Centre has also asked the states in previous meetings to ensure duplicate and fake Aadhaar cards are weeded out during implementation of these schemes, especially the health schemes.

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