1. 82,048 houses built under PM Awas Yojana: Govt

82,048 houses built under PM Awas Yojana: Govt

A total of 82,048 houses have been constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban (PMAY Urban) as on March 20, 2017 and of these 62,312 have been occupied, the government said today. During the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, several opposition members raised concerns that at the present pace the dream of 'Housing for All' may not be achieved by 2022.

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According to the details provided by the government, under PMAY Urban, a total of 16,42,685 have been sanctioned as on March 2017.

A total of 82,048 houses have been constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY Urban) as on March 20, 2017 and of these 62,312 have been occupied, the government said today. During the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, several opposition members raised concerns that at the present pace the dream of ‘Housing for All’ may not be achieved by 2022, said in PTI report.

According to the details provided by the government, under PMAY Urban, a total of 16,42,685 have been sanctioned as on March 2017. These include the subsumed projects under the Rajiv Awas Yojana, it said. Minister for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh said Uttar Pradesh was one of the states relatively lagging behind in the implementation of the scheme.

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According to the details provided by the government, of the 82,048 houses, 25,873 houses had come up in Gujarat, 10,447 in Karnataka, 10,805 in Rajasthan, 6,490 in Tamil Nadu and 5,506 in Maharashtra. In Uttar Pradesh, 3,822 houses had been constructed under the scheme, said in PTI report.

Recently, the government offered interest subsidy to Middle income groups (MIG) with annual income of above Rs 6.00 lakh and up to Rs 18 lakh per annum are eligible for interest subsidy on housing loans under the new CLSS(MIG). Those who have been sanctioned housing loans and whose applications are under consideration since January first this year are also eligible for interest subsidy.

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The Prime Minister also announced interest subsidy of 4% on housing loans of up to Rs 9 lakh of those with an income of Rs 12 lakh a year and of 3% on housing loans of up to Rs 12 lakh of those earning Rs 18 lakh per annum.

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