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Cabinet increases carpet area of houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

The Union Cabinet has approved increase in carpet area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for Middle Income Group (MIG) under Pradhan Mantri AwasYojana (Urban). The purpose is to further enhance the scope, coverage and outreach of Scheme.

Cabinet has approved

  • Increasing carpet area in MIG I category of CLSS from existing 90 square metre (sq m) to up to 120 sq m. Under MIG-I category, 4% interest subsidy is provided to beneficiaries, whose annual income is between Rs. 6 lakh and Rs. 12 lakh, on loan of up to Rs 9 lakh.
  • Increasing carpet area in MIG II category of CLSS from existing 110 sq m to up to 150 sq m. Under MIG-II category, beneficiaries with an annual income of Rs 12 lakh to Rs 18 lakh get an interest subsidy of 3% on loan of up to Rs 12 lakh.

Impact

The limit of 120 sq m and 150 sq m is seen as reasonable enhancement and it will cater to market generally scouted by MIG belonging to two income categories specified in the scheme. The increase in carpet area will enable MIG-I category of individuals to have wider choice in Developers’ projects. Moreover, it will also give boost to sale of ready built flats in affordable housing segment.

Background

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is implementing Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for Middle Income Group (CLSS for MIG) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). Under PMAY-U, Government aims to provide houses to all urban poor by 2022. It covers entire urban area consisting of 4041 statutory towns with initial focus on 500 Class I cities. Intended beneficiaries are Poor people (BPL) and people living under EWS and LIG categories in urban establishments of the country. The ownership of houses will be in name of woman or jointly with husband. Besides, states have flexibility to for choosing best options to meet demand of housing in their states.

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Union Cabinet approves National Rural Drinking Water Programme

The Union Cabinet approved continuation and restructuring of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP). The programme will cover all the Rural Population across the country.

The purpose of continuation and restructuring is to make it outcome-based, competitive and better monitored with increased focus on sustainability of schemes to ensure good quality service delivery to rural population.

National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP)

NRDWP will be continued co-terminus with 14th Finance Commission cycle till March 2020. ‎It will enable the country to reach the goal of increasing coverage of sustainable Piped Water Supply. A sum of Rs. 23,050 crore has been approved for the programme.

Its focus will be on piped water supply, increase level of service delivery, thrust on coverage of water quality affected habitations, coverage of Open Defecation Free (ODF) declared villages, ‎Integrated Action Plan (IAP) districts, ‎Border Out Posts (BOP) with piped water supply and ‎Institutional set up for proper O&M of water supply assets etc.

The restructuring will make programme flexible, result-oriented, competitive, and will enable the Ministry towards to reach the goal of increasing coverage of sustainable Piped Water Supply.

Background

The NRDWP is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with major emphasis on ensuring sustainability (source) of water availability in terms of potability, adequacy, convenience, affordability and equity. It was launched in 2009. It has provision of 50: 50 fund sharing between Centre and the States.

The aim and objective of NRDWP is to provide every rural person with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other basic domestic needs on sustainable basis. Under it water will be supplied with minimum quality standard, which is conveniently accessible at all times and in all situations.

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