The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government has set the target for 28 development authorities and Awas Vikas Parishad (AVP). In the next six months, these authorities have to build one lakh homes for low-income group (LIG). The Agra Development Authority [ADA] got the target to build affordable homes for 10,000 families under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna – Housing for All (Urban) schemes.
Hariram, secretary Agra Development Authority said that these dwelling units will be ready within the given time-frame as the work for the same is already under process in partnership with several private firms.
Aawas Vikas Parishad i.e. AVP is an individual department under the State Government and this department is assigned to construct 30,000 residential units in different districts. Lucknow the capital city of Uttar Pradesh got the highest target to build 12,000 dwelling units followed by Agra.
Apart from these two cities Kanpur got the target to build 10,000 housing units, Ghaziabad to build 9,000, Prayagraj and Moradabad to build 6,500 and 5,000 respectively.
All authorities got the sanctioned layout plan from Uttar Pradesh state’s Housing and Urban Development department. An official also said that all dwelling units that are being constructed for the LIG [Low Income group] will have two rooms, a kitchen, a toilet, a bathroom and a balcony.
Each residential unit is estimated to cost Rs 4.50 lakh and the Central Government will offer a financial assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh and the State Government will contribute Rs 1 lakh for the same. Apart from this, the beneficiary will have to pay Rs 2 lakh for a residential unit.