Construction of 1.68 lakh new houses approved under PMAY-Urban – ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: Construction of 1,68,606 new houses have been approved under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) taking the total to 1.1 crore so far.

The decision was taken in the 52nd Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) 14 States/UTs participated in this meeting.

These houses are proposed to be constructed across the verticals of beneficiary-led construction, affordable housing in partnership and in-situ slum redevelopment.

Construction is in various stages in more than 70 lakh houses and more than 41 lakh houses have been completed.

The states also put in their proposals for revision of projects due to various issues such as, of land, topographical hazards, inter-city migration, change of preferences of verticals etc.

Durga Shanker Mishra, secretary, MoHUA urged the states/UTs to strategize the expeditious implementation of PMAY-Urban projects.

“The states/UTs shall focus on completion and delivery of houses to beneficiaries. He further urged the States/UTs to expedite the implementation of Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) scheme,” said Mishra.

This was the second CSMC meeting during the covid-19 pandemic. Housing ministry said that they are committed to provide pucca houses to all eligible beneficiaries of Urban India by 2022.

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