Karnataka to build 36,254 more houses for urban poor with an investment of Rs.1,468 cr

bhandupBy Accommodation Times News Services

Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation today approved construction of 37,013 cr houses for urban poor in the States of Karnataka and Haryana with an investment of Rs.1,491 cr. An inter-ministerial Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee chaired by Dr.Nandita Mukherjee, Secretary(HUPA) has approved construction of 36,254 houses for Economically Weaker Sections in Karnataka with an investment of Rs.1,468 cr and 759 houses in Haryana at a cost of Rs.23 cr.

In Karnataka, 12,371 dwelling units will be constructed in 8 cities under Affordable Housing in Partnership component of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for rehabilitation of slum dwellers. City-wise details of houses to be built are: Gadag-3,630, Bengaluru (Basavangudi)-1,699, Bidar-1,500, Mysuru-1,355, Bellary-1,188, Raichur-1,050, Vijaypura-1,028, Padmanabhanagar (Bengaluru)-895 and Bagalkot-784.

Another 23,883 houses will be built in 207 cities and towns in Karnataka for urban poor under the Beneficiary Led Construction component of PMAY (Urban).

Central government will provide a total assistance of Rs.558 cr for construction of these houses for urban poor in Karnataka. During the last financial year, Ministry of HUPA approved construction of 16,522 houses for urban poor in Karnataka taking the total houses approved for the benefit of urban poor so far to 53,776.

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