CLAP: Government launches Credit-linked Subsidy Services Awas Portal
CLAP: The Union Government launched the Credit-linked Subsidy Services Awas Portal (CLAP) of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All (Urban) on November 25, 2019.
The portal was launched along with the signing of agreements between the Union Housing Affairs Ministry and state governments for the construction of LightHouse projects under GHTC-India.
Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri said during the launch that the portal will help in addressing the grievance of the beneficiaries in a much more comprehensive and organized manner.
CLAP portal: Objective
The CLAP portal aims to provide a transparent and robust real-time web-based monitoring system for the beneficiaries of the Credit-linked Subsidy Services (CLSS).
The CLAP portal will help the beneficiaries to track their application status online in real-time. The portal will provide a transparent real-time monitoring system for the credit-linked subsidy services.
The portal would also benefit the other stakeholders to work in unity to release subsidy to the beneficiaries on time.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)
The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) aims to address the housing needs of the population of the Urban Economy. The Credit-linked Subsidy Services covers the MIG segment for the first time. The mission is expected to benefit young professionals having an income of up to Rs 18 lakh per annum.
Currently, among the four verticals of PMAY(Urban), the government has managed to reach more than 8 lakh beneficiaries under credit-linked subsidy services.
Light House projects
The Light House projects are model housing projects that are built using shortlisted alternate technology along with physical and social infrastructure facilities suitable to the geo-climate and hazard conditions of the region.
The Light House projects can demonstrate and deliver ready to live-in houses expeditiously than the normal conventional construction, which are cost-effective, economical, sustainable and superior with a better quality of construction.
What is GHTC-India?
The GHT-India is short for Global Housing Technology Challenge-India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2019 as a part of Construction Technology Year. The challenge aims to identify and mainstream alternative and innovative technologies from across the globe through a challenge process for speedier and cost-effective construction of affordable housing projects.