The Parliament has been informed that 864 housing projects under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) -Urban totalling 7.28 lakh homes have been approved by the government as of July 15.
Under these housing projects, 7,28,840 houses have to be constructed for urban poor and the slum dwellers, on which nearly 19,300 houses have been constructed and 1,07,687 houses are under construction in various states.
61 projects involving 1, 93,147 units had been approved for Andhra Pradesh and 64 projects involving over 80,000 houses approved for Telangana, 1,413 units and 300 units were under construction in both the states respectively, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA) informed the Parliament.
10 housing projects involving over 1 lakh units under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana had approved for Maharashtra, the construction work of the housing projects yet to start in the state.
Under PMAY housing scheme, so far Karnataka has constructed 4,333 houses, Rajasthan 3,627, Tamil Nadu 2,595, Gujarat 2160 and UP 2044. Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, Nagaland and Himachal Pradesh are yet to start the construction.
Recently, Rajasthan government has announced to construct 1.90 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and most these houses will be constructed in six districts of Udaipur division with an estimated cost of Rs. 2400 crore.
Under PMAY scheme, Centre has committed to construct 2 crore houses for urban poor by 2022.
Last week, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry informed Rajya Sabha that 2, 17,953 houses constructed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) all over the country is vacant. Central government has advised states and Union Territories to speed up the allotment process of the vacant houses to the beneficiaries and submit plans.
Numbers of vacant units in various states are as follows, Maharashtra 41,449 units, followed by Delhi 26,199, Gujarat 24,769, Andhra Pradesh 20,639, Telangana 17,982 and Uttar Pradesh 16,050.
As per the one of the report of the TNN, Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) has begun the process of constructing 21,365 flats for lower income group (LIG) people in two phases under the Centre’s Housing For All scheme. Land for the housing projects has already been identified in Nagpur city.
Source: Information has been obtained from MHUPA, TNN, and PTI