Over 1 Lakh More Units To Be Built For Urban Poor Under PMAY
The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has approved the construction of 1.12 lakh more affordable houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). A total of Rs 8,105 crore will be spent in the construction of these houses. Of this, the Centre will provide Rs 1,681 crore. With this, the total number of houses sanctioned so far under the scheme would be over 30.52 lakh.
In the latest approvals, Madhya Pradesh got the highest sanction of 34,680 houses, followed by Haryana (24,221 houses), Maharashtra (11,523 houses), Jharkhand (28,477 houses), Kerala (9,836 houses) and Mizoram (3,270 houses).
Under the PMAY(U), the government targets to provide houses to all urban poor by 2022. Currently, the shortage of houses is pegged at 1.2 crore.
With inputs from Housing News