Centre approves construction of 3.61 lakh houses approved under PMAY

Centre approves construction of 3.61 lakh houses approved under PMAYThe Centre has approved 708 proposals for construction of 3.61 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) on 8 June 2021.

The decision was taken at the 54th Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under PMAY-U held in New Delhi. The meeting was attended by 13 states and the Union Territories.

These houses are proposed to be constructed across beneficiary-led construction and affordable housing in partnership verticals. In addition, PMAY- U Awards 2021 – 100 Days Challenge was also launched by Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

The awards are given to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution and performances by states, the Union Territories, urban local bodies (ULBs) and beneficiaries for successful implementation of the Mission and create a healthy competition.

The states/the Union Territories also put in their proposals for revision of projects due to various issues such as land, topographical hazards, inter-city migration, change of preferences of verticals, loss of lives, etc.

With this, as on date, the total number of sanctioned houses under PMAY(U) is now 112.4 lakh and so far  82.5 lakh  have been grounded for construction of which 48.31 lakh  have been completed.

The total investment under the Mission is Rs 7.35 lakh crore which has Central assistance of Rs 1.81 lakh crore of which Rs 96,067 crore of funds have been released.

Secretary, MoHUA, also inaugurated a newly constructed Demonstration Housing Project in Panchkula, Haryana, which will be used as a working woman hostel on rental basis.

Under Technology sub mission of PMAY-U, six Demonstration Housing Projects (DHPs) have been completed so far and seven are being constructed in different parts of the country.

DHPs are model housing projects built with new/alternate technology that not only showcase field level application of the technology but also used as a platform to impart on-site orientation and training to practitioners and students in the housing sector on the application and use of such technology.

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