The government approved the construction of 16,488 houses in urban areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, taking the total number of houses sanctioned to over 1.13 crore, according to a statement.
The houses approved in the meeting on Monday are proposed to be constructed under Beneficiary-Led Construction (BLC) and Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) verticals of PMAY-U. “The demand for sanction has saturated in all States/UTs and work should be done expeditiously towards completing all the projects within stipulated time,” HUA Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said.
“With this, the total number of sanctioned houses under PMAY-U is now 113.06 lakh; of which 85.65 lakh have been grounded for construction and more than 51 lakh have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries,” it stated.
According to the statement, the secretary also urged states and union territories to participate enthusiastically in ‘PMAY(U) Awards-100 Days Challenge’. “Our major focus should be how can states/UTs make their cities saturated. Completion of projects should be aimed at,” the statement quoted him as saying.