Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Over Rs.one lakh cr investment approved for housing of urban poor

Over one lakh more houses sanctioned; 57,131 for Madhya Pradesh, 24,576 for Tamil Nadu

Madhya Pradesh pips Tamil Nadu to lead in houses sanctioned under PMAY(Urban)

18.75 lakh houses sanctioned for urban poor in 2,151 cities and towns so far
            Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has sanctioned 1,00,537 more houses for urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs.4,200 cr taking the total investment so far approved to Rs.1,00,466 cr. This is 307% more than the investment approved of Rs.32,713 cr during 2004-14 for affordable housing in urban areas.
            With the latest sanctions, the Ministry has so far approved construction of 18,75,389 houses for Economically Weaker Sections under PMAY(Urban) in 2,151 cities and towns in 34 States/UTs as against 13.80 lakh houses sanctioned during 2004-15 with an approved investment of Rs.32,009 cr.
            The total investment approved so far includes central assistance of Rs.29,409 cr, assistance from State Governments and beneficiary contribution.
            In the latest sanctions, Madhya Pradesh got 57,131 houses, Tamil Nadu-24,576, Manipur-6,231, Chattisgarh-4,898, Gujarat-4,261, Assam-2,389, Kerala-643, Jharkhand-331 and Daman & Diu-77.
            With total houses sanctioned of 2,66,842, Madhya Pradesh has emerged the leader for the first time  in approvals under PMAY(Urban) with a total investment of Rs.18,283 cr. Tamil Nadu is second with 2,52,532 houses with a total project cost of Rs.9,112 cr.
            Of the total houses so far sanctioned, 10,65,058 were under the Beneficiary Led Construction component of PMAY(Urban) wherein beneficiaries undertake new construction or enhancement of existing houses for which central assistance of Rs.1.50 lakh each is provided. 5,87,115 have been sanctioned under Affordable Housing in Partnership under which state governments provide land/financial assistance for housing projects for which central assistance of Rs.1.50 lakh each is given per beneficiary.       
            Details of houses sanctioned and project investments approved in major States are:
State
No of affordable houses sanctionerd
Investment approved
(Rs. cr)
Madhya Pradesh
2,66,842
18,283
Tamil Nadu
2,52,532
  9,112
Andhra Pradesh
1,95,047
10,697
Gujarat
1,48,948
  9,772
Karnataka
1,46,548
  6,288
West Bengal
1,44,369
  5,870
Maharashtra
1,26,081
13,458
Bihar
   88,293
  3,909
Telangana
   82,985
  4,998
Jharkhand
  64,898
  2,423
Odisha
  48,855
  2,108
Tripura
  45,908
  1,264
Punjab
  42,681
  1,199
Rajasthan
  37,856
  2,646
Chattisgarh
  34,973
  2,962
Kerala
  28,918
     963
Assam
  26,742
     801
Uttar Pradesh
  20,682
  1,056
Manipur
  15,979
     414
Nagaland
  13,560
     335
Mizoram
  10,459
     219
Uttarakhand
    7,904
     510
Jammu & Kashmir
    6,243
     292
Himachal Pradesh
    4,890
     222
Haryana
    4,299
    338
           
            Of the total houses sanctioned, construction has begun in respect of 6,89,829 and construction of 1,00,395 houses have been completed.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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