Biznextindia : Union Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri, today launched a special APP for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY). The PMAY (U) Mobile App will allow beneficiaries to capture and upload high resolution photographs of completed houses along with their families. The App will also allow uploading of selfies of beneficiaries with their house and a 30 – 60 seconds video clip where beneficiaries share their stories of owning a house under PMAY (U). These stories would be an emotional recount of experiences such as increased self-esteem, sense of pride and dignity, improved social status, safety and security for the family, protected environment for the girl child, children’s education among others. He was speaking at the launch of the PMAY(U) Mobile App here today.
The Minister emphasized that the mission intends to create a closer interface with its beneficiaries. Hence a mobile application has been developed to bring beneficiaries directly in contact with the mission. The application wouldallow beneficiaries of PMAY (U) to capture and upload photosand videos of completed houses along with testimonies. These photos and videos of beneficiary testimonies will be scrutinized at State as well as at Central level. The selected beneficiaries from States/UT swould be awarded and invited as special guest for anniversary celebration of PMAY (U).
The PMAY (U) mission was launched on 25th June 2015 with the aim to provide houses to every eligible urban household in India by the year 2022. The scheme has achieved a significant milestone of approving more than 73 lakh houses against a validated demand for about one crore houses in urban areas. Around 40 Lakh houses are at various stages of construction and more than 15 lakh houses have already been completed. Further around 12 lakh houses are being constructed using new and emerging technologies.