PM's Mega Housing Scheme: A Reality Check

PUBLISHED ON: July 30, 2018 | Duration: 26 min, 26 sec

   
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One of the much-talked about schemes of the BJP government is the Pradhan Mantri Awas Joyana - building millions of houses for the underprivileged. The Modi government's version offers beneficiaries from up to 1.2 lakh to 1.3 lakh per rural house and has set an ambitious target: to build 1 crore rural houses in three years and 1.2 crore urban houses in six years. PM Narendra Modi has referred to it on several instances, however the official data suggests that the reality is far less glowing. Speaking to NDTV, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri calls the scheme a 'roaring success' but is it? We try to find out with a Reality Check.
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