Centre approves more houses under PMAY

• The Centre has approved construction of nearly 1.12 lakh more affordable houses for urban poor in eight states under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, with Andhra Pradesh bagging the largest of over 37,000 housing units.

• According to the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, which is mandated to implement the scheme, the total number of houses being funded under the PMAY is close to 55 lakh across the country so far.

• Last month, the committee also sanctioned construction of 2.67 lakh affordable houses for the poor in 10 states.

• The Ministry has approved the construction of 1,12,213 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor.

• Andhra Pradesh has been sanctioned 37,719 houses while the sanction for Haryana is 19,858.

• The number of houses sanctioned for Madhya Pradesh is 18,375, Maharashtra 12,238 houses, Chhattisgarh 10, 632 houses and Karnataka 8,761 houses.

• The ministry said that central assistance of Rs 1,683.18 crore will be provided to execute these projects.

• With these proposed houses, cumulative houses under PMAY would become 54,95,443 after final approval from CSMC.

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