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24 June, 2019
The Indian Government has planned for more than a total of 1 crore houses to be built before the end of 2020, under the Housing for All scheme 2020. A lot of plans, schemes and ideas were put into effect to achieve this, along with working side by side with this goal, such as the Swachh Bharat Mission, which is the main campaign supported by the Government for both cleaning and keeping clean the streets of India.
The ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Ayojna’, the plan under which the building of more than 1 crore new houses was approved, has so far seen a lot of support throughout the country, with the people supporting the Government’s decision to try for cheap housing for everybody. So far, the Government has sponsored the building of more than a total of 65 lakh houses, making the Pradhan Mantri Awas Ayojna one of the largest construction projects in recent history.
Out of these, 12 lakh have already been built, with many even being occupied by residents right now. 35 lakh houses are under various stages of completion, with both the Government and the different construction companies under their employ ensuring the rest will be complete before 2022.
Also, many other plans and schemes such as Smart City Mission, Augmentation Ayojna, National Heritage City Development, and others have also been put into effect.
Swachh Bharat Campaign (Urban), was launched in an effort to keep the streets of India ‘Open-Defecation-Free’, and the Government has sponsored the building of more than a total of 62 lakh personal toilets in households, along with more than a total of 5 lakh community toilets and public toilets, and the project is expected to be completed soon.
Making the country ODF free has become one of the Government’s main goals, as both individuals, community and public toilets have been built all over the country, and are still being built, in numbers that continue to amaze the public.
In urban transport, the Government has taken bold new steps by approving many new projects, one of which is about 110 kilometres of metro rail lines in Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad and Chennai. This means much greater and improved transportation services for the people of these cities, along with better infrastructural facilities.
Talking about the water supply topic, the Government has issued contracts for 965 projects, worth almost a total of Rs. 29,205 crores, have been awarded, the total of which includes 154 projects have already reached the completion mark.
Indore hasemerged as the leader in 'Swachh Survekshan' in 2017. Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh have emerged as the top 3 cleanest cities in India. Swachh Survekshan 2019 which was launched on August 13, 2018, will cover all urban local bodies in the country and has commenced from Jan 4, 2019. The govt has also launched the e-MB Module which is an integrated web-based module in civil ministries which allows monitoring and tracking the financial progress like utilisation of funds in projects, as well as the physical progress of all projects.