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More than 1 crore houses sanctioned under PMAY(U): Puri

More than 1 crore houses sanctioned under PMAY(U): Puri

New Delhi, Dec 27 (UNI) Minister of State(I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri on Friday informed that out of a validated demand of 1.12 crore houses in urban areas, 1 crore houses have already been sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

Further, a total of 57 lakh houses are in various stages of construction of which, nearly 30 lakh houses have been completed.

Compared to the earlier Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) scheme, PMAY (U) has achieved 10 times more in a span of 4.5 years, whereas the earlier scheme had taken 10 years to achieve a significantly less number.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), [PMAY (U)], is one of the largest affordable housing programmes in the world.

Mr Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has informed that the Mission has covered a range of social groups which comprises around 5.8 lakh senior citizens, 2 lakh construction workers, 1.5 lakh domestic workers, 1.5 lakh artisans, 0.63 lakh differently-abled (Divyang), 770 transgender and 500 leprosy patients as of now. Empowerment of women is an inbuilt design of the scheme where the ownership of the house is in the name of female head of household or in the joint name.



The implementation of PMAY (U), has induced a remarkable investment in housing sector especially in the affordable housing segment. The houses sanctioned so far under the Mission involve an investment of about Rs 5.70 lakh crore with Central Assistance of Rs 1.6 lakh crore.

The Central Government is contributing Rs 1.00 lakh to Rs 2.67 lakh for each house under different verticals of the scheme.

As on date, nearly Rs 60,000 crore of Central Assistance has already been released. Presently, works of about Rs 3 lakh crore is ongoing and by the time Mission accomplishes its target of 1.12 crore houses, the entire activity will trigger an investment of more than Rs 7 lakh crore.

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