Uttar Pradesh sends first proposal for construction of houses for urban poor under PMAY (Urban)

Ministry of HUPA approves construction of 52,319 more affordable houses with an investment of Rs.Rs.2,946 cr

MP gets 25,097 more houses; UP-11,286, Chattisgarh-8,941; Maharashtra-3,805; Nagaland-2,422; Puducherry-720; Daman-48

13.43 lakh houses approved for urban poor under PMAY (Urban) so far with an investment of Rs.72,781 cr

Uttar Pradesh has become the 29th State to send proposals for construction of affordable houses for urban poor to the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation. The first such proposal for construction of 11,286 houses for urban poor in 34 towns of Uttar Pradesh was approved by the Ministry of HUPA on December 20, 2016. Total investment involved in construction of these houses is Rs.384 cr. the Ministry has approved central assistance of Rs. 160 cr in this regard.

        Uttar Pradesh Government proposed construction of these houses under Beneficiary Led Construction component of PMAY(Urban). Under this component, eligible beneficiaries are given central assistance of Rs.1.50 lakh each for construction of new houses on their land or for improvement of existing houses. PMAY (Urban) was launched in June last year.

        Some of the towns of Uttar Pradesh for which construction of new houses was sanctioned are: Barwar-925 houses, Iltifatganj-910, Maholi-602, Ranipur-574, Pali-549, Suriyawan-506, Chughuli-501, Sikandra-447, Kathera-415, Kora Jahanabad-413, Mahroni-411, Ranipur Mariharan-367, Churk Ghurma- 357, Sarsawan-343 and Bahua-316.

        Three towns for which improvement of existing houses has been approved are: Maghar-489, Ghuguhuli-299 and  Shohratgarh-73.

        The Ministry yesterday approved construction of 52,319 houses for urban poor under PMAY(Urban) involving an investment of Rs.2,946 cr and central assistance of Rs.778 cr.

        In the latest round of approvals, Madhya Pradesh got 25,097 houses, Chattisgarh-8,941 houses, Maharashtra-3,805, Nagaland-2,422, Puducherry-720 and Daman-48.

        With this, the Ministry of HUPA has so far approved construction of a total of 13,43,805 houses for urban poor under PMAY (Urban) involving an investment of Rs.72,781 cr and central assistance of Rs.19,633 cr.