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Centre approves Rs. 678 cr aid for Telangana housing scheme

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Hyderabad: Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya announced that the Central Government has approved an assistance of Rs. 678 crore for 73 projects to build houses in Telangana for people belonging to economically weaker section.

Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has sanctioned 73 projects involving 45,217 houses for economically weaker sections in 19 cities and towns in Telangana under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (Urban) with a total central assistance of Rs. 678 crore.

The Telangana government had proposed allocating 45,217 houses for urban poor in 27 cities involving 73 projects with a total cost of Rs. 3,716.40 crore. The Telangana State Housing Corporation is to take up the projects for two bedroom houses along with development of basic infrastructure.

Out of 73 projects, 52 belong to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and 21 projects to 18 urban local bodies.

ANI