Housing for all – PMAY, etc.

Cuts for flagship urban schemes

  • News: The annual allocation for Smart city mission is reduced to Rs.3,205 crore as against previous year’s Rs.7,060 crore
  • AMRUT has also faced a massive budget cut, which will impact the govt.’s flagship urban policies
  • Reason: The Union Budget’s primary focus was on addressing rural distress
  • Challenge: Officials pointed out that successful implementation of the I and the II phases of the Smart City Mission would need Rs. 10,000 crore
  • AMRUT: A policy that aims to transfer powers of designing and building cities to municipalities

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