Central govt. has launched Angikaar Campaign to bring Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban (PMAY-U) beneficiaries into Ujjwala & Ayushman Bharat Scheme fold. This abhiyan has been launched for bringing social behaviour change and will focus on basic issues. These issues are of water & energy conservation, waste management, health, tree plantation, sanitation and hygiene for beneficiaries of completed houses under PMAY (U).
Angikaar Campaign will be implemented through community mobilization and IEC activities. For this purpose, the campaign will converge with schemes and missions of other ministries dealing with these subjects.
The convergence will especially focus on Ujjwala for gas connection and Ayushman Bharat for health insurance to the beneficiaries of PMAY (U).
Angikaar Campaign by Central Government
Under PM Awas Yojana Urban housing scheme, around 88 lakh houses have already been approved while the demand is of 1.12 crore houses. Angikaar Campaign will reach out to all the beneficiaries of mission in phased manner. Angikaar abhiyan is going to start in target cities on 2 October 2019 on the eve of 150th Gandhi Jayanti and will culminate on 10 December 2019. The campaign will also include door to door activities, ward and city level events.
E-Course on Vulnerability Atlas by MoHUA
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in collaboration of School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) & Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC) has launched E-Course on Vulnerability Atlas. This is a unique course to create awareness on natural hazards, help identify regions with high vulnerability w.r.t hazards like earthquakes, cyclones, landslides, floods, etc.
This course will specify district-wise level of damage risks to the existing housing stock. The e-course on vulnerability atlas is going to be a tool for effective & efficient disaster mitigation. This would be done for effective management in the field of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Urban & Regional Planning, Housing & Infrastructure Planning, Construction Engineering & Management and Building & Materials Research.
Vulnerability Atlas E-Course Registration
The registration for e-course on Vulnerability Atlas of India will be done at SPA website. The direct link to open the official homepage is given below:-www.spa.ac.in.
During the inauguration of Construction Technology India (CTI-2019), PM is going to enable “Ease of Living” for PMAY (U) beneficiaries. This will emphasize on need to incorporate hazard safety provisions in all construction works. This is going to be a part of 100 days agenda of the central government.