17 Jul 2019

Shahree Bharat/Urban IndiaQuick read

Source: Press Information Bureau (Budget 2019)

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-Urban)-

    • Over 81 lakh houses with an investment of about Rs. 4.83 lakh crore sanctioned.
    • Over 24 lakh houses delivered to the beneficiaries.
    • Over 13 lakh houses so far constructed using new technologies.
  • More than 95% of cities also declared Open Defecation Free (ODF).
  • The target of achieving Gandhiji’s resolve of Swachh Bharat to make India ODF by 2nd October 2019.
    • To mark this occasion, the Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra to be inaugurated at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat on 2nd October 2019.
    • Gandhipedia being developed by the National Council for Science Museums to sensitize youth and society about positive Gandhian values.
  • Railways to be encouraged to invest more in suburban railways through SPV structures like Rapid Regional Transport System (RRTS) proposed on the Delhi-Meerut route.
  • Proposal to enhance the metro-railway initiatives by:
    • Encouraging more PPP initiatives.
    • Ensuring completion of sanctioned works.
    • Supporting transit-oriented development (TOD) to ensure commercial activity around transit hubs

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