The new Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, said that the government will meet the targets that have been introduced.
An official statement said that Puri reviewed the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) scheme and sought information about aspects of the target of ensuring decent pucca houses to all the needy urban poor by 2022. “There are two sets of targets, some to be achieved by 2019 and some by 2022. If challenges are not met in two years, they can’t be met even in six years. Going by the progress on the ground, they can be met,” he said.
He additionally questioned the demand amongst the citizens for affordable housing in urban areas other than well-performing and not all that well-performing States.