. Mission Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for ensuring housing for all in urban areas was launched in 2015 which is to be implemented during 2015-22. The Mission provides central assistance to all eligible families/ beneficiaries across all statutory towns for houses included under the mission.
The coverage of the Mission was earlier limited to all statutory towns as per Census 2011 and towns notified subsequently. In order to ensure that the benefits admissible under the mission outreach the large segment of the population the coverage area defined in Para 2.1 of the scheme guidelines has subsequently been revised thrice. With the last amendment in 2018 coverage is now extended to the entire urban areas consisting of all statutory towns and areas including Notified Planning/development area/industrial development authorit/special area development authority/urban development authority or any such Authority under state legislation which is entrusted with the functions of urban planning and regulations. The PMAY(U) mission has number of systems in place to ensure transparency in demand survey, beneficiary selection, deduplication, fund transfer, monitoring, etc. Field level verification is done throughy third-party quality and monitoring agency and social audit. Each state also has dedicated state/city level technical cells for implementation and monitoring of the mission.