As part of our consultancy services, we play a key role in the following Government programmes to develop the Indian housing and urban infrastructure sectors.
- Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission (“DAY-NULM”)
As part of DAY-NULM, the urban homeless are to be provided shelters equipped with essential services in a phased manner. In addition, the programme also addresses livelihood concerns of urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills to enable them to take advantage of emerging market opportunities. Our current role under this programme is to inspect night shelters developed under the Shelter for Urban Homeless vertical, which is one of the seven verticals under the programme, and update the MoHUPA on the status of these shelters. We have submitted a proposal to the MoHUPA for providing comprehensive implementation support covering all seven verticals of the DAY-NULM scheme.
- Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (“JNNURM”)
JNNURM, launched by the Government in December 2005, aimed to encourage cities to improve existing urban infrastructure services in a financially sustainable manner through reforms and ensuring adequate funds. We have been integrally involved with JNNURM since its inception as the central monitoring agency for monitoring two sub-mission programmes - Basic Services to the Urban Poor scheme and a sister scheme of JNNURM - Integrated Housing and Slum Development Program. JNNURM was originally scheduled to run for seven years beginning from Fiscal 2006, but it has now been extended up to March 31, 2017 for completion of on-going projects. Under JNNURM, we are involved in appraisal of detailed project reports and as monitoring agency for effective implementation. We also assist State Governments/implementing agencies in the preparation of detailed project reports.
- Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (“PMAY”) – Housing for All (“HFA”) (Urban)
In respect of the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme of the PMAY – HFA (Urban), we have been nominated by the MoHUPA as a Central Nodal Agency, along with NHB, to channelize the subsidy to the prime lending institutions (e.g., banks and HFCs), monitor the progress of the scheme and furnish utilization certificates to the MoHUPA. We are interacting with the prime lending institutions for enrolling with us for availing the subsidy and as at November 30, 2016, we have signed a total of 46 MoUs with prime lending institutions. We have also been appointed as an appraisal agency for three other components of PMAY – HFA (Urban): in-situ slum development; Affordable Housing in Partnership; and Beneficiary Led Construction projects.