Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) scheme has been approved by the Government under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA   
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS

LOK SABHA 

STARRED QUESTION NO.74
TO BE ANSWERED ON DECEMEBER 02, 2021 

AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING COMPLEXES SCHEME

No. 74. SHRI BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO

                SHRI PRATAPRAO JADHAV

Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether an Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) scheme for migrants who went back home during lockdown has been approved by the Government under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban (PMAY-U) and if so, the details thereof;

(b) the time-frame and the details of the roll-out of the first phase of the ARHCs scheme, State-wise;

(c) the extent to which existing protections against tenant eviction and provisions for rent control shall apply to properties under the scheme;

(d) the manner in which the Government proposes to undertake and expedite the beneficiary mapping process;

(e) the scope for purchase of property rented under the scheme by beneficiaries at a given point of time in future; and

(f) the details of beneficiaries under the scheme, State/UT-wise?

Affordable Rental Housing Complexes
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS 

(SHRI HARDEEP SINGH PURI)

(a) to (f): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT : Statement referred in reply to Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 74 for 02.12.2021 regarding ‘affordable rental housing complexes scheme’

(a) Yes,  Sir. The  details  of  the  ARHCs  Scheme  are  available  at  http://arhc.mohua.gov.in/filesUpload/Operational-Guidelines-of-ARHCs.pdf.

(b) The projects received from States/Union Territories (UTs) under ARHCs are to be considered for approval till PMAY-U Mission period i.e. March 2022. Scheme has already been rolled out for all States/ UTs.

(c)  In order to safeguard the interest of stakeholders including protections against tenants eviction and avoid conflict/complication, ARHC shave been kept outside the purview of existing State Rental Laws of concerned States/UTs. ARHCs will be governed by the legislation enacted fresh or amended from the existing legislation based on Model Tenancy Act (MTA) circulated to the States/ UTs for speedy dispute resolution.

(d): As per Scheme guidelines, Public/Private Entities may use ARHCs to provide accommodations to their own workers/labourers as well as serve the requirement of neighbouring Entities. Further, guidelines permit collaboration with other Entities/Organizations or get migrant labourers/urban poor through Aggregators by deducting the rent directly from the salary/fee/any kind of remuneration etc. of tenants.

(e): ARHCs scheme is to provide rental accommodation to migrant labourers/urban poor only and there is no provision for purchase of the dwelling unit by beneficiaries.

(f): The State/UT-wise details of the existing vacant houses converted into ARHCs for the beneficiaries and ARHCs sanctioned for Public/ Private Entities to be constructed on their available land are at Annexure. 

Annexure referred in reply to LS SQ No. 74 due for answer on 02.12.2021

A. State/UT-wise details of the existing Govt. funded vacant houses converted into ARHCs for the beneficiaries under Model-1 of the Scheme:

S. No.

State/UT

City

No. of vacant houses converted into ARHCs

No. of beneficiaries allotted

1

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

2,195

2,195

2

Gujarat

Surat

393

393

3

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

1,376

1,376

4

Rajasthan

Chittorgarh

480

480

Total

4,444

4,444


B. State/ UT-wise details of ARHC units sanctioned for construction by Public/ Private Entities under Model-2 of the Scheme:

S.No.

Name of City/State

Name of Entity

Total Units

1

Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu

SPR City Estates Pvt. Ltd.

18,112

2

Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu

SPR Construction Pvt. Ltd.

3,969

3

Hosur, Tamil Nadu

Tata Electronic Pvt. Ltd.

11,500

4

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu

18,720

5

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

1,040

6

Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

2,222

7

Kampur Town, Assam

Guwahati Refinery Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

2,222

8

Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

1,112

9

Surat, Gujarat

Mitsumi Housing Pvt. Ltd.

453

10

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

SPR Construction Pvt.Ltd.

5,045

11

Nizampet, Telangana

Sivani Infra Pvt.Ltd.

14,490

Total

78,885



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