The Technical Group constituted by Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation on estimation of urban housing shortage in the country, has pegged the urban housing shortage in Andhra Pradesh as 1.27 million at the beginning of 12th Five Year Plan which was 1.95 million at the beginning of 11th Five Year Plan.
The Ministry further stated that‘Land’ and ‘Colonisation’ are State subjects, therefore it is the primary responsibility of State Governments to provide houses to all citizens. However, in order to complement and supplement the iniatives of State Governments, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has been implementing the following schemes/programmes:
· Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) with its two components Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) and Integrated Housing & Slum Development Programme (IHSDP)
The scheme of Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)
· Affordable Housing in Partnership Scheme (AHP)
· The Interest Subsidy Scheme for Housing the Urban Poor (ISHUP)