Government approves construction of nearly 1.4 lakh more affordable housesunder Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (urban). The union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said the approval was given in the 45th meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under the chairmanship of HUA Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra.
It stated that sanction was given for construction of around 1,40,134 more affordable houses for the benefit of Urban poor.
Uttar Pradesh was given the approval of 54,277 houses , while West Bengal got approval for construction of 26,585 houses, Gujarat (26,183), Assam (9,328), Maharashtra (8,499), Chhattisgarh (6,507), Rajasthan (4,947) and Haryana got (3,808) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (urban).
A total of 492 projects will cost Rs. 6,642 crore, out of which the Centre approved a financial assistance of Rs. 2,102 crore.