The Central Government of India has given approval for the construction of other 52,319 affordable housing units for the poor urban people of the various states Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Pondicherry, Daman and Chattisgarh. It also includes 11,286 housing units in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
According to an official release, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty has approved the construction of 52,319 houses for urban poor under PMAY (Urban) involving an investment of Rs 2,946 crore and the Central assistance of Rs 778 crore.
In addition to this, about 25,097 housing units will be constructed in Madhya Pradesh, 8,941 in Chattisgarh, 3,805 in Maharashtra, 2,422 in Nagaland, 720 in Puducherry and 48 in Daman.
Therefore, the Ministry has so far approved construction of a total of 13,43,805 housing units for urban poor with an investment of Rs 72,781 crore and central assistance of Rs 19,633 crore.
It also gave a nod to Uttar Pradesh’s proposal for construction of 11,286 houses for urban poor in 34 towns involving an investment of Rs 384 crore. The Centre will provide assistance of Rs 160 crore for these houses.
Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-Urban), Uttar Pradesh was the 29th state to send proposals for construction of affordable houses.
The construction of these houses under Beneficiary-Led Construction component of the scheme has been cleared. Under this, the beneficiaries are given Central assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh each for the construction of new houses on their land or for improvement of existing houses.