Goa commences survey of beneficiaries for affordable housing
The state department of municipal administration has commissioned the Regional Center for Urban and Environmental Studies (RCUES) to undertake a demand survey and identify families living in municipal areas who are in need for affordable housing. The survey will help the state government and the urban local bodies (ULBs) to identify the right strategy for affordable housing projects in the state.
The demand survey is likely to be completed by the end of November. It will bring out a list of potential beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – Urban scheme. The data will be collated according to each municipal area and in the corporation of the city of Panaji limits, and will then be sent as a proposal to the union ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation for approval.
The Union ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation had sanctioned a total of Rs 71.36 lakh for the formation of the state level technical cell (SLTC) and Housing For All Plan of Action (HFAPoA) in Goa. The action plan will focus on affordable housing and on-site rehabilitation of existing slum dwellers in 14 municipal areas.