The Government of India is leaving no attempts to give a momentum to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). Housing ministry plans to allow residential projects in villages close to mega cities. Talks are on with the rural development ministry and a decision will be taken up soon. The housing shortage in the urban areas of the country is around 1.2 crore in 4,041 statutory urban local bodies. The Centre is targeting to provide houses to all urban poor by 2022.