As reported, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri recently signed Memorandums of Agreements (MoAs) for Light House Projects (LHPs) with six states: Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.
As reported, the government in a statement announced that construction of about 1.23 lakh houses was approved as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) . This brought the total number of houses permitted under the scheme to more than 90 lakh.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), in a bid to revive public-private partnership (PPP) for its projects, will offer about 950 km of road stretches that are estimated to be worth Rs 300 billion on its Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model.
The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) has reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek intervention in order to bring about reforms that will increase and expedite growth in the mining sector. This could potentially create job opportunities for around 50 million individuals.
The governments of three states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar have asked the Centre to speed up the approval of new and old projects that have been dormant in terms of construction due to their proximity to heritage sites and structures.