The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), on August 16, gave a green signal to the construction of 16,488 houses in cities under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U). As per a statement, after this approval, the total number of houses sanctioned by the Centre surpasses the 1.13 crore count.
According to MoHUA, the decision to sanction 16,488 new houses was taken at a meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC). Officials from four states and union territories attended the meet. These approved houses are said to be constructed under the Beneficiary-led Construction (BLC) and Affordable Housing in Partnership verticals of the Centre’s PMAY-U.
While addressing the meet, MoHUA Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said, “The demand for sanction has saturated all States/UTs, and work should be done expeditiously towards completing all the projects within the stipulated time.”
After the latest approval, the count of total houses sanctioned by the Centre under PMAY-U is now 113.06 lakh. Of the total, 85.65 lakh houses have been grounded for construction and over 51 lakh have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries, read the statement. Mishra, during the meet, urged the states and union territories to actively participate in the ‘PMAY(U) Awards – 100 Days Challenge’.