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UPA's housing schemes to merge; Govt for more private sector role

With the target of providing of providing houses for all by 2022, a new integrated National Housing Mission will be launched soon by merging some of UPA's flagship schemes like JNNURM and Rajiv Awas Yojana.

Government committed to make India slum-free: Vyas

Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Girija Vyas Monday said the Centre is committed to make India a slum-free country, and the ambitious 'Rajiv Awas Yojana' has been brought in for the purpose.

Rs 45,000cr sought from Planning Commission for houses to poor

About Rs 45,000 crore has been demanded from Planning Commission for the second phase of Rajiv Awas Yojana that aims to provide affordable housing to urban poor, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.