More affordable houses for urban poor sanctioned for Puducherry, Telangana and Himachal Pradesh

venkaiah naiduBy Accommodation Times Bureau

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has sanctioned 3,128 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in Puducherry, 924 for Telangana and 2,655 for Himachal Pradesh under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (Urban).

The Ministry approved 1,24,521 affordable houses for urban poor yesterday taking the total number of such houses being constructed under PMAY(Urban) with an approved investment of Rs.95,671 cr so far. Central assistance of Rs.27,766 cr has been approved for construction of these houses.

Noting that housing mission in urban areas is gaining momentum, Minister of HUPA Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has directed the ministry officials to ensure that necessary measures were taken by the respective city and state governments for building houses for urban poor in quick time.

Puducherry has been sanctioned 3,128 houses in four towns under Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC) component of PMAY (Urban) at a total project cost of Rs.131 cr for which central assistance of Rs.47 cr has been approved. With this, total number of houses sanctioned for Puducherry has increased to 3,848.





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