To enhance the coverage, the guidelines of the housing scheme for urban areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana have been revised by the HUA (Housing and Urban Affairs) Ministry.
According to the revised guidelines, areas covered under the notified planning or development area under the jurisdiction of a special area development authority or urban development authority or industrial development authority or any such body under state legislation which is assigned with the tasks of planning and regulations shall also be encompassed for coverage under PMAY (U).
The housing scheme is being implemented by rural development ministry in rural areas under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) and by HUA ministry in urban areas under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
The rural development ministry is implementing the housing scheme in rural areas under PMAY (Gramin); while in urban areas, the housing scheme is being implemented by Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) ministry under PMAY (Urban).
“The beneficiaries in the permanent wait list of PMAY (Gramin) will have the flexibility for opting for a house under PMAY (Gramin) or PMAY (Urban)”, the HUA said.
The beneficiary who would avail a house under this revision will not be refused the benefits of all future and existing rural schemes.