Govt approves construction of over 1.86 lakh more houses under PMAY-Urban

NEW DELHI: The Centre has given nod for the construction of over 1.86 lakh more affordable houses for urban poor under its urban housing scheme, taking the total number of houses to over 39.25 lakh, the government said today.

The latest approvals under under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, PMAY (Urban), entailed an investment of Rs 11,169 crore with central assistance of Rs 2,797 crore, 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 previous government’s housing scheme ‘Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)’, the total number of houses being funded under PMAY (Urban) has reached over 39.25 lakh, the release said.