Centre today approved construction of 78,703 affordable houses for the benefit of Economically Weaker Sections in the urban areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal with an investment of around three thousand crore rupees.
Central assistance of over one thousand and one hundred eighty crore rupees has also been approved for construction of these houses. Of the total houses, over 52 thousand houses has been cleared for Tamil Nadu, over 21 thousand for West Bengal and five thousand in Kerala.
A decision in the regard was taken during the meeting of Central Screening and Monitoring Committee of Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in New Delhi today. With this, the total number of houses approved for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana reached over 15.48 lakh.
On the occasion, HUPA Secretary Dr.Nandita Chatterjee asked states and Union Territories to submit proposals for construction of affordable houses for urban poor at the earliest so that the Housing For All target in urban areas could be met by 2022. She also urged the States to expedite submission of proposals as per the latest demand assessment.