DELHI: Girija Vyas , Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has launched the Housing Start Up Index (HSUI) logo, web site and monitoring tool “Integrated Urban Poverty Monitoring System” (IPoMs) for JnNURM and Rajiv Awas Yojana ( RAY) here today.
While addressing on the occasion, Dr Vyas said that the Housing Start Up Index is a joint initiative, of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) through its integral arm, the National Building Organization and the Reserve Bank of India. The HSUI, is an index, that tracks the, number of houses, being constructed, every year, across the country. The Housing and Construction related activities, in our country, with its backward and forward linkages, with nearly 254 ancillary industries, have huge multiplier effects on the economy. Thus making the HSUI, a leading indicator of the National Economy itself, Dr Vyas added. She also disclosed that the results of the pilot index initiated in 25 cities will be released in the last week of this month or first week of February 2014.
In her address, the Minister spoke about the various schemes of Mo HUPA viz. JnNURM, Rajiv Awas Yojana, (RAY), Rajiv Rinn Yojana (RRY) and National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). Dr Vyas also highlighted the Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC), developed by the Mo HUPA, which is a first time initiative in the country. The other achievements highlighted were the Real Estate regulation Bill and the Street Vendors Bill .
The event culminated with the launch of the web based MIS system “Integrated Urban Poverty Monitoring System” (IPoMS) for JnNURM & RAY. In order to closely monitor the submission of the Detailed Project Reports under RAY, by the States, a web-based tool called the Integrated Urban Poverty Monitoring System or IPoMs, has been designed by the Ministry. Through this tool, the implementation, of the scheme, can be expedited and tracked effectively. This will also ensure transparency and accountability in the implementation of the scheme.
In his welcome address, Shri VP Baligar, Chairman and Managing Director, Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) briefly listed out various achievements made by HUDCO in the last one year. The function was attended by Shri A.K. Mishra, Secretary,M/HUPA and several senior officers of the Ministry and HUDCO.