Hardeep Puri asks HUDCO to prioritize affordable housing

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep S. Puri has asked the public sector Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) to prioritize affordable housing in all its endeavours to contribute to the goal of Housing for All by 2022.
Speaking at the inauguration of HUDCO Build Tech– 2017 pavilion at the India International Trade Fair here yesterday, Mr. Puri lauded HUDCO’s contribution through financing a wide range of housing and infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, hospitals and metro rail, and partnering in programmes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM).
HUDCO Chairman and Managing Director Ravi Kanth said the exhibition has tried to capture the multi-dimensional roles played by HUDCO as a techno-financial institution towards sustainable development and particularly urban development.
The exhibition focuses on the housing and infrastructure projects and innovative consultancy assignments in architecture, city planning, utilization of cost effective and sustainable building materials, technologies and services, and energy efficient Green Buildings, CSR, and so on.
“HUDCO’s contribution is not just limited to affordable housing but also contributes through financing of national assets like the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, Bengaluru Metro Rail and Cochin International Airport etc. HUDCO has contributed to sustainable development through its financing of water supply schemes, riverfront development as well as creation of public spaces and conservation of lakes. The exhibition captures the tremendous work done by HUDCO for affordable housing and urban infrastructure in the country,” he added.
The company has also designed some landmark projects in the capital city of New Delhi, ecologically sensitive area of Sikkim as well as affordable housing in Jammu & Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh.
HUDCO is a Central nodal agency (along with National Housing Bank) for the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) component of the Government's programme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – Urban. A corner in the exhibition showcases HUDCO’s contribution towards successful implementation of this ambitious programme that aims to provide Housing for All by 2022.


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