New Delhi: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved construction of another 478,670 affordable houses for the urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, it was announced on Thursday.
The approval was given in the 42nd meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee held here. The cumulative number of houses sanctioned under PMAY(U) now is 7,265,763.
Andhra Pradesh has been sanctioned 105,956 houses, West Bengal 102,895, Uttar Pradesh 91,689, Tamil Nadu 68,110, Madhya Pradesh 35,377, Kerala 25,059, Maharashtra 17,817, Odisha 12,290, Bihar 10,269 and Uttarkhand 9,208.
A total of 940 projects costing Rs 22,492 crore with central assistance of Rs 7,180 crore were approved in the meeting held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.