Source: News Bharati English22 Mar 2017 09:27:15

New Delhi, March 22: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation today approved construction of nearly one lakh 18 thousand affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in six States at a total cost of Rs.5,773 crore under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (Urban). 

Noting that affordable housing under PMAY (Urban) is gaining momentum, Minister of HUPA M.Venkaiah Naidu has asked the Ministry officials to ensure that construction of sanctioned is taken up and completed quickly by the concerned City and State Governments.

Madhya Pradesh has been sanctioned a total of 27,475 new houses for 43 cities and towns at a total cost of Rs.1,713 crore for which central assistance of Rs.412 crore has been approved. These include 20,971 houses under Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC) component of PMAY (Urban) and 6,504 houses under Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) component.

With today’s sanctions, Madhya Pradesh has so far been sanctioned 2,09,036 houses and is closely behind Tamil Nadu which is leading in implementation of PMAY(Urban) with the maximum of 2,27,700 houses sanctioned.

In Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal has been sanctioned 4,154 houses, Gwalior-3,120, Dhar-1,800, Khargone-2,012, Burhanpur-1,535, Gadarwara-1,366, Khandwa-1,162, Seoni-902, Dhanpuri-739, Balaghat-716, Biaora-693, Shahdora-691 and Dindori-685.

Bihar has been sanctioned 25,221 new houses for urban poor in 31 cities with a total investment of Rs.1,208 crore and with central assistance of Rs.378 crore under BLC component. With this, Bihar has so far been sanctioned a total of 88,254 affordable houses under PMAY(Urban).

Jharkhand has been sanctioned 20,099 new houses under Beneficiary Led Construction component of PMAY(Urban) in 36 cities with a total cost of Rs.728 cr and central assistance of Rs.306 crore. With this, total number of affordable houses sanctioned for the State under PMAY(Urban) has increased to 64,555 so far.

Ranchi has been sanctioned 2,668 houses followed by Deoghar-2,192, Dhanbad-1,905, Jhumi Taliaya-1,393, Lohardaga-1,099, Madhupur-1,292, Chas-1,249, Medininagar-867, Gumla-630 and Chaibasa-644.

Odisha has got 2,115 new houses sanctioned under BLC component of PMAY(Urban) for 8 cities with a total project cost of Rs.64.00 cr for which central assistance of Rs.32.00 cr has been approved. With this, total number of Affordable houses sanctioned for Odisha so far has increased to 48,845.

Karnataka has been sanctioned 31,424 houses and Kerala-11,480 houses for urban poor under PMAY (Urban).

With today’s approvals total number of houses being taken up for construction for the benefit of urban poor under PMAY(Urban) has gone up to 17,60,507 with total project cost of Rs.96,018 cr for which central assistance of Rs.27,714 cr has been approved.