The government has said that around 56.3 lakh houses have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) so far.
In the 60th meeting of Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) chaired by Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Manoj Joshi, project proposals in six States have been approved for construction with net increase of 2.42 Lakh houses under PMAY-U.
The houses are proposed to be constructed under Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC), Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) and In-Situ Slum Rehabilitation (ISSR) verticals of PMAY-U.
The states where project proposals have been approved are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tripura, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
"The total number of sanctioned houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) is now 117.9 Lakh; of which around 95.2 Lakh have been grounded for construction and around 56.3 Lakh have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries," a Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs release said on Thursday (31 March).
According to the ministry, the total investment under the Mission is Rs 7.70 lakh crore, with central assistance of Rs 1.96 lakh crore.
So far, central assistance amounting to Rs 1.18 lakh crore has already been released, the ministry said.
At the CSMC meeting, the MoHUA secretary also approved proposals under model 2 of Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) in Andhra Pradesh.
A total of 1,388 new ARHC units (including single bedroom and dormitory) have been approved for urban migrants/poor, involving Technology Innovation Grant (TIG) of Rs 3.24 crore.
ARHCs, a sub scheme under PMAY-U, provides dignified affordable rental accommodation to urban migrants/poor in urban areas close to their workplace.
The ARHC is being implemented through two models -- under Model 1, existing government funded vacant houses are converted into ARHCs through Public Private Partnership or by Public Agencies; Under Model 2, construction, operation, and maintenance of ARHCs is being done by Public/Private Entities on their own vacant land, the ministry said.
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