- December 2, 2016
- Posted by: amdaindia
- Category: Urban News
Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) a total of 12,27,088 affordable houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in urban areas have so far been approved with a total central assistance commitment of Rs 19,682 crore of which Rs 6,172 crore has already been released. This was stated by Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Rao Inderjit Singh.
The Minister further said that construction of 2,21,373 houses has started of which 48,236 have been built.
State-wise approvals include: Andhra Pradesh (1,94,884), Gujarat (1,20,782), West Bengal (1,22,915), Maharashtra (1,18,252), Karnataka (82,964), Telangana (81,920), Madhya Pradesh (67,893), Bihar (63,017), Tamil Nadu (61,711), Odisha (46,798) and Tripura (45,905).
Gujarat leads in construction having so far built 59,515 affordable houses followed by Tamil Nadu-34,976, Madhya Pradesh-29,467, West Bengal-20,007, Bihar-16,002, Rajasthan-13,449, Jharkhand-10,212, Karnataka-9,335, Andhra Pradesh-5,671 and Odisha-4,105.
Under PMAY (Urban), the central assistance of Rs 1.00 lakh to Rs 2.30 lakh per each dwelling unit is provided to eligible beneficiaries under the four components of the scheme.
Source : Urbannewsdigest