PM Awas Yojana has created 6 million employment opportunities
PM Awas Yojana in urban areas created about 61.49 lakh jobs between 2015 and 2019 amid the debate over whether the Narendra Modi government has generated the employment, which it had promised in the election manifesto. According to a study carried out for housing ministry, the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy has estimated that while 18.92 lakh direct jobs would have been created due to massive push for building houses under the government’s flagship scheme, another 42.57 lakh jobs would have been created through indirect effects.
Releasing the report, Union housing minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the findings show how the increased economic activities has created more employment opportunities. He added this will increase further as more and more houses are built across the country. The Centre has approved about 79 lakh houses since the PMAY was launched and work has started in nearly 40 lakh houses.