The construction of 2.02 lakh houses in 8 states has been approved by the ministry of housing & urban affairs (MoHUA) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-Urban).

Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu are the states where these urban homes will be constructed under PMAY-U

The decision was taken during the 59th meeting of central sanctioning and monitoring committee (CSMC) under PMAY-Urban, which was chaired by Manoj Joshi, secretary, MoHUA and are proposed to be constructed under beneficiary led construction (BLC) and affordable housing in partnership (AHP) verticals of PMAY-Urban mission.

Joshi discussed the issues pertaining to grounding and construction of houses in different States under different verticals of PMAY-Urban. He also reviewed the pace of completion of houses in the states and directed the officials to expedite the grounding and construction process.

Construction of PMAY-Urban houses are in various stages. The total number of sanctioned houses under PMAY-Urban is now 115.4 Lakh; of which around 95 Lakh have been grounded for construction and around 56.3 Lakh have been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries.

The total investment under the mission is Rs 7.56 lakh crore, with central assistance of Rs 1.89 lakh crore. So far, central assistance amounting to Rs 1.25 lakh crore has already been released.