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Govt approves 1.10 lakh houses for urban poor in 6 states

New Delhi: The Centre today approved construction of over 1.10 lakh houses for urban poor in six states at a cost of Rs 5,773 crore under PMAY (Urban) scheme.

Out of the total investment, the central assistance will be Rs 1,816 crore under the Prime Ministers Awas Yojana (Urban), an official release said.

“The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation today approved construction of 1,17,814 affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in six states,” it said.

Madhya Pradesh has been sanctioned a total of 27,475 new houses, Bihar 25,221 houses, Jharkhand 20,099 houses and Odisha 2,115 houses.

Over 31,424 affordable houses were approved for Karnataka while Kerala got the nod for 11,480 houses under the scheme, the release said.

With todays approval, the total number of houses being taken up for construction under the scheme has gone up to 17.60 lakh at the total cost of Rs 96,018 crore. The central assistance for these will be Rs 27,714 crore.

PTI