Centre approves 3.31 lakh more houses under PMAY(U)

The cumulative number of houses sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) has risen to 96.5 lakh with the centre approving proposals for construction of 3.31 lakh more houses with an overall central assistance of Rs5,092 crore.

As on date, PMAY(U) Mission has sanctioned more than 9.65 million houses under PMAY(U) achieving 6.16 per cent of the validated demand of 11.2 million houses.
The 49th Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), held here today, approved 606 proposals from participating States for the construction of 3,31,075 houses with an overall investment of Rs15,125 crore, involving central assistance of Rs5,092 crore. This includes six Light Houses Projects (LHPs) for construction of 6,368 houses to be built across 6 states, namely, Gujarat (1,144), Jharkhand (1,008), Madhya Pradesh (1,024), Tamil Nadu (1,152), Tripura (1,000 ) and Uttar Pradesh (1040).
The number of houses approved by the CSMC are in Andhra Pradesh (2,58,648), Karnataka (30,777), Madhya Pradesh (15,245), Gujarat (13,805), Maharashtra (4,691) and Uttarakhnad (1,541). 
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 by 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 on date, PMAY(U) Mission has sanctioned more than 9.65 million houses under PMAY(U) against the validated demand of 11.2 million houses. A total of 5.6 million houses are grounded for construction of which 2.84 million have been completed.