The Union Government has sanctioned the construction of more 2.67 affordable houses for the urban poor in 10 states under the PMAY [Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Urban)]. According to an official, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra are allocated with more than 50,000 housing units each.
The official also stated that the Government will be funding a total of 53,74,306 housing units after adding the sanctioned 2.67 lakhs homes. The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee of PMAY(U) sanctioned the building of these housing units after a meeting chaired by Daya Shanker Mishra, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary.
The ministry shared details and listed that Madhya Pradesh received 59,421 sanctioned housing units, followed by Gujarat which have 55,296, Maharashtra got 52,935 and Uttar Pradesh has to build 36,370 housing units. Whereas West Bengal, Bihar and Rajasthan got 26,604, 15,924 and 8,600 irrespectively. Apart from these States, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Uttarakhand have also got 7,961, 2,442 and 1,993housing units as target for construction.
As per the official, all these housing projects are mainly planned for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category and will cost Rs 13,678.81 crore approximately. The Union Housing and Urban Affairs ministry said that the Central Government will offer assistance of Rs. 3919.32 crore to execute all these affordable housing projects.
Earlier, Hardeep Puri, the Union Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs said that the construction work of housing units is going at a fast pace and the Government will achieve the target to build affordable homes before the deadline 2022. Apart from this, the ministry has been sanctioning housing projects and units in various rural and urban areas timely in order to provide residential units under PMAY [Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna] that promises Housing for All.
The Narendra Modi led Central Government has also increased the carpet area of the housing units that are being built under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna.