New Delhi, June 22: To fulfill the dream of having own house of poor's, Modi Government has approved 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 cr for which central assistance of Rs.1,062 cr has been approved.
Further to the discussion Minister of HUPA Venkaiah Naidu held with the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath soon after assumption of office, the State Government sent affordable housing proposals for 145 cities and the same have been approved.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh has been sanctioned 41,954 houses 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 Uttar Pradesh has increased to 1,12,738.
Of 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 is 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.
Notably, the Central assistance of up to Rs.1.00 lakh is provided for each dwelling unit to be built for the benefit of slum dwellers using land as resource thereby slum dwellers getting new pucca houses free of cost. Central assistance of Rs.1.50 lakh per each beneficiary is provided under AHP and BLC components while interest subsidy of 6.50% is extended under CLSS for LIG and interest subsidy of 3% and 4% under recently announced CLSS for Middle Income Groups.
During the last three years, 3.55 lakh affordable houses have been constructed for urban poor including those sanctioned under JNNURM prior to March 2014. Importantly, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25, 2015, with the objective of enabling all poor urban households to own a pucca house with necessary basic amenities.