Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has approved the construction of 70,784 affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs 3,528 crore with a central assistance of Rs 1,062 crore.
The State Government sent affordable housing proposals for 145 cities and the same have been approved. Previously, 41,954 houses had been sanctioned to Uttar Pradesh including those approved under Rajiv Awas Yojana, which has been now subsumed under PMAY (Urban). With these latest approvals, the total number of houses sanctioned for the state has increased to 1,12,738.
Among the 70,784 houses approved, 56,839 will be constructed under the Affordable Housing in Partnership component and 13,945 houses under Beneficiary Led Construction component of PMAY (Urban). Under these two components, central assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh will be given to each beneficiary.
Under the latest approvals, Lucknow has got 1,525 houses, Gorakhpur-501, Ayodhya-500, Iltifatganj-903, Faizabad-769, Dudhi-765, Rudauli-713, Singahi Bhiraura-821, Chatra-783, Purdhinagar-674, Kanpur Dehat-442, Daurala-505, Sikandra-447, Akbarpur-449, Aliganj-511, Bareily-139 and Azamgarh-119.