Search

43rd CSMC Meeting: 5,60,695 houses sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) or ‘Housing for all’ is a housing scheme for all the people who belong to lower income group, economically weaker section and Middle Income Group in India. Launched in 2015, the scheme is divided into two parts, PMAY (Urban) and PMAY (Gramin).

Feb 26, 2019 13:13 IST
facebook IconTwitter IconWhatsapp Icon

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on February 25, 2019 approved the construction of another 5,60,695 affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) (PMAY(U)). 

With this, the cumulative number of houses sanctioned under the PMAY(U) now stands at 79,04,674.

The approval was given during the 43rd meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee.

Number of houses sanctioned for states

State

Number of Houses

Uttar Pradesh

1,79,215

Andhra Pradesh

1,10,618

Maharashtra

1,01,220

Karnataka

48,729

Madhya Pradesh

26,587

Gujarat

25,861

Manipur

13,715

Tamil Nadu

12,174

Bihar

10,084

Odisha

7,472

Chattisgarh

7,067

Kerala

4,194

Haryana

4,019

Rajasthan

3,601

Jharkhand

2,165

Assam

1,419

Meghalaya

1,397

Puducherry

1,158

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

• Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) or ‘Housing for all’ is a housing scheme for all the people who belong to lower income group, economically weaker section and Middle Income Group in India. 

• Launched in 2015, the scheme is divided into two parts, PMAY (Urban) and PMAY (Gramin).

• Under PMAY (Urban), houses are being constructed in the urban areas, mainly the congested slums areas are converted into pucca or permanent houses for inhabitants and covers other people from LIG ,EWS and MIG categories.

• The total project cost approved under PMAY (U) stands at Rs. 2.81 lakh crore with a Central Assistance of Rs. 77,934 crore.

• The scheme aims to provide 2 crore houses across nation’s length and breadth. The scheme is estimated to be completed by 2022.

• Till now, the PMAY (U) mission has achieved a significant milestone of approving 73 Lakh houses against a demand of about 1 Crore houses in urban areas. Out of these, around 39 Lakh houses are at various stages of construction and around 15 Lakh houses have already been completed.

Download our Current Affairs & GK app For exam preparation

डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए

AndroidIOS