The centre has given its nod for the construction of over 1.86 lakh more affordable houses for the urban poor under its urban housing scheme, taking the total number of houses to over 39.25 lakhs, the government said, on February 8, 2018. The latest approvals under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, PMAY (Urban), entailed an investment of Rs 11,169 crores, with central assistance of Rs 2,797 crores, the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said, in a release.
Haryana has been sanctioned the maximum number of 53,290 houses in this round of approval, followed by Tamil Nadu (40,623 houses), Karnataka (32,656 houses) and Gujarat (15,584 houses). Maharashtra got 12,123 houses, Kerala 9,461, Uttarakhand 6,226 and Orissa 5,133 houses.
After subsuming projects of the previous government’s housing scheme ‘Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)’, the total number of houses being funded under PMAY (Urban) has reached over 39.25 lakhs, the release said.