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Government to achieve housing for all two years ahead of 2022 target, says Hardeep Singh Puri

The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister said that under the PMAY(Urban), 24 lakh houses have so far been handed over to beneficiaries and the number will soon reach 50 lakh.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Aug 20, 2019, 06.48 PM IST
The minister exuded confidence that government will be able to fast track completion work of houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
NEW DELHI: The government is set to achieve its target of providing housing for all in 2020 itself, two years before its stated deadline of 2022, said Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.

“The 2022 target of a pucca home with basic facilities in the name of the lady of every household in the country will be achieved two years in advance. To achieve this target, we need deep involvement of all stakeholders,” Puri said at the National Real Estate Development Council’s (NAREDCO) convention in New Delhi.

Puri also apprised the gathering about the progress made by the government on the front of formulating rental housing policy.

“The MoHUA has held consultations with the states, during which some concerns have been expressed, but several positive suggestions too have come up,” he was quoted as saying in a NAREDCO release.

As per an estimate, more than 600 million people will be living in Indian cities by 2030, the time when India also needs to meet the UN agenda of sustainable development goals. “We are confident to abide by the 2030 sustainable development goals agenda well before 2030,” the minister said.

Puri pointed out that RERA has removed many aberrations in the real estate sector. The government is in the process of streamlining RERA procedures further, he added.

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