MoUHA i.e. the Ministry of Urban and Housing Affairs sanctioned approximately 1.4 lakh for construction under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna (PMAY). This approval was given recently in the 45th meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee i.e. CSMC.
In total, the Union Government sanctioned 492 projects with an estimated cost of Rs 6,642 crores. The Government will contribute approximately Rs. 2,100 crore out of this cost. The recent addition increased the number of sanctioned dwelling units under PMAY (U) to 85.1 lakh.
The Narendra Modi-led Union Government aims to construct 20 million affordable homes for the urban poor by March 2022.
The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee received proposals from eight States that includes 8,499 from Maharashtra, 26,585 from West Bengal, 26,183 from Gujarat, 54,277 from Uttar Pradesh, 9,328 from Assam, 4,947 from Rajasthan, 6,507 from Chhattisgarh and 3,808 from Haryana.
The beneficiaries are also receiving benefits like Toilet, Electricity, LPG and drinking water that are launched under other initiatives like Ujjawala Yojna, Saubhagya Yojna and more.
Exactly a month ago, the Union Government had sanctioned a cluster of over 2.5 lakh affordable houses in 10 states under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). More PMAY homes were sanctioned in the meeting of central sanctioning and monitoring committee (CSMC) that was presided over by Durga Shanker Mishra, Ministry Secretary.
Mishra also tweeted, “the flagship urban missions, particularly PM Awas Yojana-Urban, are #TransformingUrbanLandscape at an unprecedented pace. In the CSMC Meeting held today we sanctioned over 2.5 lakh more houses in 10 States. Out of these, UP with 13 lakhs houses is the biggest beneficiary State followed by Andhra Pradesh at 12+ lakhs houses sanctioned.”
He also said that, out of 84 lakh houses sanctioned so far, Uttar Pradesh is the biggest beneficiary state in the country with 13 lakh houses, followed by Andhra Pradesh with over 12 lakh houses.