Centre approves 1.12 lakh more affordable houses under PMAY

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Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), the Centre has approved construction of around 1.12 lakh more affordable houses for urban poor in eight states. Andhra Pradesh has bagged the largest share of over 37,000 housing units, an official said.

According to the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, a total of around 55 lakh houses are being funded under the PMAY (Urban) across the country till now.

The approval was given in a meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) of PMAY(U). In the month of July, the committee also sanctioned construction of 2.67 lakh affordable houses for the poor in 10 states.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry, “The ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved the construction of 1,12,213 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). Out of that, Andhra Pradesh has been sanctioned 37,719 houses while the sanction for Haryana is 19,858 houses. The number of houses sanctioned for Madhya Pradesh is 18,375, Maharashtra 12,238, Chhattisgarh 10,632, Karnataka 8761, J&K 4442 and Arunachal Pradesh 188.”

In order to execute these projects, a central assistance of Rs 1683.18 crore will be provided, the Ministry said. It further added, “With these proposed houses, cumulative houses under PMAY(U) would become 54,95,443 after the final approval from CSMC.”

 

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