PMAY(U) Awards for Beneficiaries instituted

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has instituted PMAY(U) Awards for Beneficiariesfor
the first time to recognise the contribution of States/UTs, Urban Local
Bodies and Beneficiaries. This special award for beneficiaries is
likely to enthuse the States / UTs to fulfil the dream of house for
millions, a reality, and also encourage beneficiaries to build their
house aesthetically using sustainable methods. The winners will be
awarded during a National level Event. The procedure of selection for
these awards has been made transparent by linking it with the progress
being uploaded in MIS system by States/UTs.  This award is in addition
to CLSS Award for recognising the contribution of PMAY (U) Banks and
Housing Finance Companies.

Pradhan MantriAwasYojana(Urban)- PMAY(U)- Mission has achieved a
significant milestone of approving more than85 Lakh houses against a
demand of about 112 Lakh houses in urban areas. Out of these, around 50
Lakh houses are at various stages of construction and more than 26 Lakh
houses have already been completed.
highlight of the PMAY(U) awards is that it will also recognise and
reward the selected beneficiaries from each State/UT under
‘Beneficiary-led Construction’ component for building their house in a
most aesthetic and innovative manner. To facilitate this, a PMAY(U)
mobile application was launched by ShriHardeep S Puri, Minister of State
(I/C)for Housing and Urban Affairs,in February this year for direct
interface of beneficiaries with the PMAY(U) mission.The mobile app has
been designed for beneficiaries to upload high-resolution photographs
and videos clips highlighting their success stories of owning a house
under PMAY (U). These stories are an emotional recount of experiences
such as increased self-esteem, social upliftment, sense of pride and
dignity, safety and security for the family, protected environment for
girl child and children’s education. The mobile app has marked its reach
to more than 50 thousand beneficiaries so far across all States/ UTs.
The last date to participate in the Awards is 20th August ‘2019.