Kolhapur extends deadline for ‘Housing for All by 2022’
KOLHAPUR: The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) has extended the deadline for submissions of applications from the slum dwellers and home-less citizens for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) aimed at providing housing for all by 2022.
The deadline to submit the documents was April 22, which has now been extended by a month. The forms now will now be available till May 20.
The state government has selected two cities from the district; Kolhapur and Ichalkaranji for implementation of the scheme in the first phase. The scheme, alternatively known as ‘Housing for all by 2022’, which aims to provide houses for all urban poor during the implementation period between 2015-16 has been launched after discontinuing the earlier scheme – Rajiv Awas Yojana.
The scheme is demand driven and those applying for it are the ones entitled to get the house. The scheme is divided into four parts depending on mode of executing the project, economic status of the urban poor, loan based housing and individual houses at affordable rates.
The central government has categorised the beneficiaries based on the income level. Most of the housing projects will be carried out through public-private partnership (PPP) to avoid financial burden on the civic bodies. The beneficiary should have annual income of less than Rs 6 lakh to get the houses. The detailed guidelines of the scheme have been released by the central government.
The slum dwellers and home-less people have to submit the completely filled form by May 23.
The KMC will be undertaking the task of socio-economic survey while selecting the eligible beneficiary. The civic administration has the experience of drafting the proposals for slum rehabilitation projects under earlier scheme of RAY. In the PMAY, the beneficiary has to share paltry amount of the total cost of the house to get the housing unit from 330 square meters to 500 square meter size. For economically weaker section of the urban poor, the banks will be providing loans up to Rs 6 lakh with minimum interest rates.