Government sanctions 81,757 houses for urban poor in 7 states
Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has sanctioned construction of 81,757 houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in urban areas in 7 states with a total investment of Rs.4,076 crore.
Of this, the Ministry will provide total central assistance of Rs.1,226 crore @ Rs.1.50 lakh per each house to be built for the benefit of urban poor under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (Urban).
An inter-ministerial Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee chaired by Dr.Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary (HUPA) approved the proposals received from the 7 states after detailed discussions with the respective states and after satisfying itself with availability of land for the proposed projects, the share of states and the beneficiaries. The sanctioned will be built in 163 cities in these 7 states.
Of the total houses sanctioned under the Housing for All initiative of the Government, 58,456 houses will be built under the ‘Beneficary Led Construction’ component. Under this, beneficiaries will build new houses on their own land with assistance from central and state governments.
Another 23,301 houses will be built under ‘Affordable Housing in Partnership’ component under which state governments will provide land and the central government gives an assistance of Rs.1.50 lakh per each beneficiary.
West Bengal has been sanctioned a total of 27,830 houses in 38 cities, followed by Telangana-22,817 in 45 cities, Bihar-13,315 in 40 cities, Mizoram-8,922 in 6 cities, Rajasthan-6,052 in 9 cities, Jharkhand-2,337 in 24 cities and Uttarakhand-484 in Dehradun.
Major cities sanctioned houses are :
West Bengal: Haldia-1626, Habra-1621, Baduria-1607, Barasat-1592, Rajpur Sonpur-1334, Midnapur-1332, Basirhat-1012, Jhargram-1042, Santipur-1006 and Kurseong-164.
Bihar : Bhagalpur-709, Biharshariff-396, Chapra-562, Hajipur-304, Khagaria-500, Maharajganj-808, Sheohar-550, Sitamarhi-500, Sultanganj-150, Jhajjpur-500, Kishanganj-458 and Saharsa-1000.
Rajasthan: Kaithun (Kota)-912, Jahazpur-888, Jhalawar-744, kesoraipatan-760, Lakheri-688, Chaksu-608, Bhilwara-604, Kapren-320, Dungarpur-272 and Shivganj-256.
Jharkhand-Pakaur-215, Bishrampur-178, Bundu-102, Garhwa-199, Jamtara-132, Khunti-167, Koderma-100, Madhupur-225.
Mizoram : Lunglei-2450, Champhai-2417, Saiha-1590, Kolasib-890, Serchip-1013 and Mamit-562.
With sanctions, the Government has so far sanctioned a total of 5.07 lakh houses for Economically weaker Sectionsin 13 states with a total central assistance of Rs.7,519 crore.
Under PMAY, government has targeted assisting construction of 2 crore houses for urban poor in 4,041 statutory urban local bodies in the country.