The ministry of housing and urban affairs has approved the construction of 1,86,777 more affordable houses under its flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), with an investment of Rs 11,169 crore, a government release said. The central assistance for the same will be Rs 2,797 crore. The approval was given at the 30th meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee, it said, adding that the total homes sanctioned under PMAY(U) has now gone up to 37,83,392. Haryana has been sanctioned 53,290 houses in 38 cities and towns with an investment of Rs 4,322 crore. Tamil Nadu has got 40,623 houses in 65 cities and towns at an investment of Rs 2,314 crore. Karnataka has been sanctioned 32,656 affordable houses in 95 cities with an investment of Rs 1,461 crore. Gujarat has been sanctioned 15,584 houses in 45 cities and towns with an investment of Rs 946 crore while Maharashtra got 12,123 houses in 13 cities and towns with an investment of Rs 868 crore. Kerala has been sanctioned 9,461 houses in 52 cities and towns with an investment of Rs 284 crore.
Uttarakhand has been sanctioned 6,226 houses in 57 cities with an investment of Rs 258 crore, while Odisha got 5,133 houses in 26 cities and towns with an investment of Rs 156 crore. The approval accorded was for construction of 1,08,095 new houses under the beneficiary-led construction (BLC) component of PMAY (U). In Tamil Nadu, 26,672 houses, 16,630 in Karnataka, 13,663 houses in Haryana, 11,411 in Bihar, 9,461 in Kerala, 8,768 in Gujarat, 7,088 in Maharashtra, 5,698 in Uttarakhand and 5,133 houses in Odisha will be built under the BLC component, under which an eligible beneficiary is assisted to build a house on the land owned by him/her.