The Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation on Wednesday approved construction of 2,28,204 houses for urban poor in five states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan for which the central government will provide an assistance of Rs. 3,231 Crore.
The inter-ministerial Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) chaired by Dr.Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary (HUPA) approved the housing projects after detailed presentations by respective states. Of the houses approved, 217,748 were for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) and Beneficiary led Construction components of the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (PMAY). The rest are for Low Income Groups.
Under these two components, central assistance @ Rs.1.50 lakh per each house will be provided.
Andhra Pradesh has been sanctioned 193,147 houses in 37 cities followed by Gujarat with 15,580 houses in four cities, Telangana – 10,290 in 10 cities, Rajasthan – 6,255 in 10 cities, and Tamil Nadu – 2,932 houses in five cities.
In the light of the experience of implementation of housing projects in the past, this time around the Ministry of HUPA has ensured availability of land for all the proposed projects with respective state governments providing land as their share of Affordable Housing in Partnership.
Under PMAY, 2 crore houses for urban poor are to be built by the year 2022 under which the central government will provide assistance in the range of Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2.33 lakh depending upon the model followed. (INN)