Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of 3,21,567 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs.18,203 cr with central assistance of Rs. 4,752 cr. The approval was given in the 32nd meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee in its meeting held here last evening.

The projects were sanctioned across 523 cities in the states of Haryana, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Mizoram, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & Goa.

Maharashtra has been sanctioned 10,639 houses in 15 cities and towns with an investment of Rs. 863 cr with central assistance of Rs.156 cr. Madhya Pradesh got 5,426 houses in 11 cities and towns with an investment of Rs. 289 cr and central assistance of Rs.81 cr. Bihar has been sanctioned 8,154 affordable houses in 10 cities with an investment of Rs.388 cr and central assistance of Rs.122 cr. Kerala has been sanctioned 5,073 houses in 32 cities and towns with an investment of Rs. 203 cr with central assistance of Rs.76 cr.

With the above-proposed houses, cumulative houses under PMAY(U) would become 42,45,792 after final approval from CSMC. Further after subsuming projects of RAY scheme the total number of houses being funded under PMAY(Urban) would be 43,87,640 houses.

With the participation of Goa in the 32nd CSMC, all 35 States/UTs, having urban statutory towns and cities are now covered under the PMAY(U) Mission.