3.31L more houses worth Rs 15,125 Cr approved under PMAY(U), total 96.5L sanctioned so far

New Delhi: The 49th Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) – abbreviated as PMAY(U) – held in New Delhi yesterday, approved 606 proposals from participating States for the construction of 3,31,075 houses with an overall investment of Rs 15,125 Cr involving central assistance of Rs 5,092 Cr.

This includes six Light Houses Projects (LHPs) for the construction of 6,368 houses to be built across 6 States: Gujarat (1,144), Jharkhand (1,008), Madhya Pradesh (1,024), Tamil Nadu (1,152), Tripura (1,000) and Uttar Pradesh (1,040).

The number of houses approved by the CSMC are: Andhra Pradesh (2,58,648), Karnataka (30,777), Madhya Pradesh (15,245), Gujarat (13,805), Maharashtra (4,691) & Uttarakhnad (1,541). The State of Andhra Pradesh has proposed the largest number of new houses and is now the leading State with the highest ever cumulative sanctions for 16,34,748 houses followed by Uttar Pradesh with 14,53,989 houses under the PMAY(U) Mission.

The proposals received are under Beneficiary Led Construction or Enhancement (BLC) and Affordable Housing Project (AHP) verticals of the scheme. The houses proposed under Light Houses Projects (LHPs) will be constructed using new and innovative technologies, and will serve as live laboratories for research, testing, technology transfer, increasing mass awareness, and for mainstreaming them in the country.

As of yesterday, the PMAY(U) Mission has sanctioned more than 96.5 lakh houses under PMAY(U) against the validated demand of 1.12 crore houses. A total of 56 lakh houses are grounded for construction of which 28.4 Lakh have been completed, said the Ministry of Urban Development in a Press release.

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