With Prime Minister Narendra Modi making it a mission to provide housing for all by 2022, all eyes are on how it’s going to be achieved. As part of the mega-plan, Maharashtra is gearing up to complete its share of 1.2 million houses for the urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) within the given time-frame.
Constructing so many houses cannot be brushed aside as a small feat by any yardstick. Surely, much has gone into the planning and execution part by the Government of Maharashtra under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
In this light, the Government of Maharashtra’s Housing Department in association with Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd has organised the Affordable Housing Summit Maharashtra. The latest edition of eGov Magazine also thus justifiably focuses on understanding the housing initiatives by this State government.
Our cover story “Housing For All — Making Lifetime Dream Come True”, delves into various Government schemes being executed as part of the big endeavour to provide affordable housing to the common man.
From Maharashtra, Sanjay Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Housing and Gautam Chatterjee, Chairman, Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) have shared the vision of the State Government for housing.
In a special interview, taking us through various Government initiatives is Amrit Abhijat, Joint Secretary, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, PMAY, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Mission Director, Housing For All (HFA), Government of India.
Offering the industry perspective in the magazine are Rohit Poddar, Managing Director, Poddar Housing and Development Limited and Ramratthinam S, Chief Executive Officer, Muthoot Homefin (India) Limited have talked about their initiatives in the housing sector.
Yashpal Yadav, Municipal Commissioner of Gurugram has spoken about the initiatives taken by the administration to make Gurugram a Smart City.
Our latest edition also features interviews of Daniel Chuburu, Ambassador of Argentine Republic to India and Mohammad Iqbal Mohammad Noor, Minister, Economic Affairs, Embassy of Malaysia to India.
Ashok Sangwan, Director-cum-Special Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department; Adviser, Civil Aviation, Department and Special Secretary to Government of Haryana, has talked about the Haryana Government’s plan to make Hisar Airport of global standards.
With a hope of providing a deeper insight into Maharashtra’s vision, we hope our latest endeavour made through interviews, articles and stories will evoke our esteemed readers’ invaluable feedback.