Union Housing and Urban Ministry has said the government has sanctioned 2,15,083 more housing units taking the total number of houses being funded under the PMAY(U) across the country at 62,53,731.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Urban) the government plans to build affordable houses for the poor. The total number of houses under the PMAY(U) across the country has touched 62,53,731.
West Bengal was sanctioned 1,00,704 housing units while 50,271 houses were authorised for Uttar Pradesh, followed by 41,707 for Andhra Pradesh, 20,499 for Maharashtra, 1,425 for Nagaland and 477 for Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
According to PTI a total of 334 projects with a cost of Rs 8,559 crores and central assistance of Rs 3,226 crores were approved at a meeting under the chairmanship of HUA Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra.
The PMAY(U), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015, aims to ensure “Housing for all by 2022”.