The housing projects will be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Housing Corporation is mulling to include the flood-affected people under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). A decision in this regard will be taken after the corporation members’ tour the deluge-hit areas next week. The housing projects will be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
“Those who were earlier not eligible for the PMAY scheme, but have lost their homes can now avail benefit under the same,” said Rajendra Mirgane, co-chairman of Maharashtra Housing Corporation.
Once the water level in both Sangli and Kolhapur recedes the corporation members will visit the areas, Mr Mirgane added.
The survey will help the corporation to determine the amount of losses caused due to floods, which in turn, will enable them to decide people who can avail benefit under the PMAY scheme.
Housing minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil had earlier said that the proposal had been forwarded to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) to provide houses to the flood-affected people under the PMAY.
Speaking at a press conference, Mr Miragane also informed the reporters that the Housing Corporation has selected 100 villages for the smart village scheme. The pilot project will be implemented in these villages.