Govt approves 90,095 more affordable housing
The government on Monday approved construction of 90,095 more affordable houses for urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs 5,590 crore in three states. The central assistance for the same would be Rs 1,188 crore.
The ministry of housing & urban poverty alleviation (HUPA) has allotted the highest 82,262 houses in 49 cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh with an investment of Rs 5,260 crore with a central assistance of Rs 1,071 crore.
Jammu & Kashmir got 4,915 houses in 24 cities and towns with an investment of Rs 240 crore and central assistance of Rs 74 crore, while Dadra & Nagar Haveli’s capital Silvassa has been sanctioned 803 affordable houses with an investment of Rs 26 crore and central assistance of Rs 12 crore.
The government approved 46,823 new houses under the beneficiary led construction (BLC) component of PMAY (Urban), enhancement of 773 houses in Jammu & Kashmir under BLC and building 42,499 new houses in Madhya Pradesh under affordable housing in partnership (AHP) component.
In Madhya Pradesh, another 39,763 new houses will be built under BLC component under which an eligible beneficiary is assisted to build a house on the land owned by him/her. This takes the total affordable houses approved for Madhya Pradesh to 187,135 and for Jammu & Kashmir to 5,864.