GUWAHATI, Sept 4 - In Guwahati, despite its population of over 10 lakh, only 36,794 applications with proper documents were received by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) for availing the facilities under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). The Corporation had received altogether 56,656 applications, but after verification, thousands of them were cancelled because the applicants failed to provide valid documents.
Among various categories under the PMAY, in Guwahati, altogether 1,467 applications were received under the �in-situ slum rehabilitation component�, 1,068 under the �credit-linked subsidy scheme�, 26,981 under the �affordable housing in partnership�, 4,928 under the �beneficiary-led construction�, and 2,350 under the �beneficiary-led enhancement� category, stated a GMC official.
Under the �in-situ slum rehabilitation component�, the highest number of applications was received from Ward No.15. On the other hand, under the �affordable housing in partnership�, �credit-linked subsidy scheme� and �beneficiary-led construction� categories, the maximum applications were received from Ward No.27. In the �beneficiary-led enhancement� category, the highest number of applications was received from Ward No.22.
Among 31 wards of the GMC, in all four categories, the highest 2,863 applications were received from Ward No.27 and the lowest 190 applications were received from Ward No.9. Under the �in-situ slum rehabilitation component�, no application was received from the wards 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31. However, the residents of the city�s slum areas, namely GUKB Sweeper Colony, Temple Ghat Riverside, Police Reserve Harijan Basti, Uzan Bazar Arikati Basti, Punjabi Colony, Fatasil New Colony, SK line 10 AP Battalion, Ananda Nagar Harijan Basti and Dispur Punjabi Colony submitted their applications for this category.
The GMC official, Ranjit Kumar Baishya, informed that for �beneficiary-led construction�, the GMC divided all the applications into �myadi land� and �eksonia land� categories. In the first phase, financial assistance will be provided to the applicants having myadi land in their possession, while the government is yet to finalise the financial assistance to be extended under PMAY to those possessing eksonia land.
�We have again started another demand survey for the scheme. In the first phase, response from the public has been very low due to lack of awareness,� Baishya added.