Andhra Pradesh, UP construct most houses under PMAY-U
Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal achieved higher house completions under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) than other states, according to a recent ICRA study.
As per the study, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have fared particularly well under PMAY-Urban (PMAY-U), whereas Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh have recorded the highest number of house completions under PMAY-Gramin (PMAY-G).
“The success under PMAY-U for select states is attributed to the pro-activeness of the respective state governments in establishing PPP practices, as well as their focus on streamlining execution and maintaining efficiency in timelines through various steps.
These mainly include provision of single-window clearance for building approvals and quick validation of applications. Under PMAY-G, the respective state government’s focus on quick beneficiary selection, timely disbursement of funds to the beneficiary account and ensuring availability of manpower and material for construction have been the key driving factors,” said Mahi Agarwal, assistant vice president and associate head at ICRA.