Govt. Sanctioned Rs 4,200 Cr. for More 100,537 Houses under PM Awas Yojana (Urban)
The Central government has sanctioned Rs 4,200 crore. for the construction of 100,537 more affordable homes under PM Awas Yojana (Urban).
According to the information, the government has sanctioned 57,131 homes for Madhya Pradesh, 24,576 homes for Tamil Nadu, 6,231 homes fo Manipur, 4,898 homes for Chhattisgarh, 4,261 for Gujarat, 2,389 homes for Assam, 643 homes in Kerala, 331 homes in Jharkhand and 77 homes in Daman & Diu.
Along with this, the HUPA has so far approved 1,875,389 homes for the EWS category under PMAY(Urban) in 2,151 cities and towns in 34 states and union territories (UTs), with a total investment of Rs 1,00,466 crore.
According to the scheme, the about 1,065,058 houses were approved under PMAY (Urban), where the beneficiaries got a central assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh for the new construction or enhancement of existing houses.
Currently, about 587,115 homes have been approved for construction with the partnership of central government and state government, where the state government provides land/financial assistance for housing projects and central government provides assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh each is given per beneficiary.
However, the ‘Housing for All’ by scheme was launched PM Narendra Modi on June 25, 2015, and targets to provide affordable housing by 2019 in 15 states and union territories (UTs), Under the scheme, the government has selected Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura, along with the UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Puducherry.
While Centre asked to the other states to submit the proposal by 2018 to achieve the target of providing housing for all by 2022. Besides, the government had also asked states and UTs to undertake fresh demand survey for affordable housing, and the process is close to completion.