Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs institutes PMAY (U) awards

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs instituted the ‘PMAY (U) awards for Implementation and Innovation’ under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) to reward the Top Performers in different categories and attain the goal of ‘Housing for All in a sustained manner. The award scheme aims to recognize outstanding performance and promote healthy competition between States and UTs, Urban Local Bodies, Beneficiaries, and Housing Finance Corporations.

Key Highlights 

  • The 3 broad levels of awards, the first level is instituted for States/UTs and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) for performance on key indicators of the Mission. There would be separate competition among Municipal Corporations and Municipalities within the ULBs.
  • Awards will recognize 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
  • A few Special Category awards to give special recognition to States/ UTs for Innovative Technology in construction, community mobilization, slum redevelopment, and project monitoring has also been instituted.