PMAY (Urban): Kudumbashree receives national awards for Kerala

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Kudumbashree has received two national awards at the PMAY (Urban) Awards 2021 organized by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs as part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) project which aims to provide housing to all homeless people in urban areas. Shri. Jafar Malik IAS, Executive Director,  Kudumbashree received the awards on behalf of Kerala from Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister at the award ceremony held on 19 October 2022 to mark the inauguration of the Indian Urban Housing Conclave at Rajkot, Gujarat.
Shri. Jahamgeer S,  Programme Officer, Kudumbashree and Ms. Roshni Pillai and Ms. Bhavana. M Programme Managers, Kudumbashree also participated in the function on behalf of Kudumbashree. Shri. Kaushal Kishore, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs  and  Shri. Manoj Joshi IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs were present at the award ceremony.
Kerala through Kudumbashree bagged the special award for the 'Best Model of Integration with Schemes including Livelihood Schemes' and the 'Award for the Best Community Oriented Project' under the scheme. Kudumbashree is the nodal agency of the project in Kerala. In Kerala, PMAY (Urban) Scheme is being implemented in 93 ULBs in combination with LIFE Housing Scheme. Based on the best performance in the specified 150 days, the Mattannur Municipal Corporation also won the third place in the municipal level awards at the national level.
The Special Integration Model Award is for the effective integration activities carried out with LIFE Housing Scheme, Ayyankali  Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme, National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) implemented by Kudumbashree in urban areas and various schemes of the respective Municipal Corporations.
Kudumbashree provides better employment and livelihood opportunities through convergence by providing them with free job skill training, self-employment support etc along with making the PMAY (U) beneficiary families part of Kudumbashree NHGs. Free gas connection is also provided as part of the central scheme. By making it a part of the Ayyankali Employment Guarantee Scheme, the beneficiary also gets an additional financial assistance of Rs 27,990 for housing. Apart from this, Kudumbashree is also making interventions such as including all the beneficiaries who have completed construction of houses till 2021 in housing insurance, providing CSR assistance to the needy beneficiaries and providing housing construction materials at low cost were also considered in the award determination.
Kerala is also the state that provides the most assistance in this scheme in the country. In addition to Rs 1.50 lakhs provided by the Central Government, the State Government and Municipal Corporations also provide Rs 2.50 lakhs to the beneficiary. Also no beneficiary share is charged after merging the scheme with LIFE Mission.


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PMAY (Urban): Kudumbashree receives national awards for Kerala