Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of 1,28,509 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs. 9,364 cr with central assistance of Rs. 1,928 cr. The approval was given in the 31st meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee in its meeting held on Wednesday. The projects were sanctioned across 184 cities in the states of Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Puducherry(UT).
Haryana has been sanctioned 62,451 houses in 33 cities and towns with an investment of Rs. 6,844 cr with central assistance of Rs.937 cr. Uttar Pradesh got 36,056 houses in 95 cities and towns with an investment of Rs. 1,287 cr and central assistance of Rs.541 cr. Chattisgarh has been sanctioned 28,029 affordable houses in 54 cities with an investment of Rs. 1,151 cr and central assistance of Rs.420 cr. Puducherry has been sanctioned 1,973 houses in 2 cities and towns with an investment of Rs. 83 cr with central assistance of Rs.30 cr.
The approval accorded was for construction of 51,940 new houses under the Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC) component of PMAY (Urban), 15,033 in Uttar Pradesh, 10,572 in Chattisgarh, 2,049 houses in Haryana, 1,973 in Puducherry, A total 54,560 in Haryana, 4,552 in Uttar Pradesh and 17,457 in Chhattisgarh under Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) component.
With the above proposed houses, cumulative houses under PMAY(U) would become 39,15,402 after final approval from CSMC. Further after subsuming projects of RAY scheme the total number of houses being funded under PMAY(Urban) would be 40,57,250 houses.