In a recent development, Housing and Urban development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that Uttar Pradesh has sought 15 lakh urban houses to be built in the state.
Puri in his statement said, “Union government has sanctioned 1,430 projects under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in UP for this. In the first phase, 4.12 lakh houses are being made at an investment of Rs 1,512 crore, which is solely funded by the Centre and has been disbursed.”
He further said that the overall investment will be Rs 6,500 crore in UP. He is also frequently visiting Lucknow to oversee progress in open defecation free villages in the state. The government had reserved a new affordable housing fund for Rs 60,000 crore.
However in UP, PMAY is being monitored by four vectors. These four vectors include removal and development of slums which is a significant thrust area. Under this their aim is to develop colonies where the slums existed for the same people.
Moreover, a recent government data revealed that over 1, 65,000 people availed the benefits of CLSS [Credit-Link-Subsidy Scheme] started by the Narendra Modi-led Central Government in the year 2015. The data lists these many beneficiaries from the year 2015 till 2018.
Apart from this, recently Central Government has also approved construction of 1.5 lakh more houses for them under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) across various states. With this approval, the tally has now reached to 47.52 lakh under the programme so far.