PM Narendra Modi has launched “Housing for All by 2022” scheme for the rehabilitation of slum-dwellers and promotion of affordable housing. The target is to provide nearly 20 million houses for the urban poor. Three major projects AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation), Smart cities mission and Housing for All have been launched at Vigyan Bhawan , New Delhi. Under Housing for All , AMRUT targets upgrading urban infrastructure across 500 towns and cities.
“ It is our duty to fulfill those dreams that millions have entrusted us to make possible. We will work for it” modi said at Vigyan Bhawan .It consist investment of over 3 lakh crore in next seven years. Also there will be certain selection criteria for the cities to be enrolled in the scheme. Each state will shortlist a certain number of smart city aspirants and they will prepare smart city proposals for further evaluation for extending central support, a statement from the Ministry of Urban Development had said. It will be followed by a city challenge.
The main focus will be on core infrastructure services such as adequate and clean water supply, sanitation and solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transportation, affordable housing for poor, power supply, robust IT connectivity, governance, especially e-governance and citizen participation, safety and security of citizens, health and education and sustainable urban environment.