A press report published in The Times of India on 22nd Mar 2018 under the heading “PM Awas Yojana: Only 8% target met under Urban housing scheme”is misleading. The figure of “8% target met “was derived by using only the ‘houses completed data’ which is an incorrect application of statistics.
Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri today assured the Government and the people of Jammu & Kashmir of priority consideration and all possible assistance in all matters of urban development.
The Gomti Riverfront Development project, the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, the Jai Prakash Narayan International Centre and the efforts towards the beautification of Old Lucknow are some of Akhilesh Yadav's initiatives that are the subject of investigation.
Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today asserted that smart city development is based on the shared vision of citizens and respective city governments and not imposed by the central government. Rebutting the criticism in certain quarters that Smart City Mission is elitist, he spoke at length on the objectives and design of Smart City Mission at a National Workshop on Urban Transformation, here today.