affordable housingConstruction of 117814 more affordable houses under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY) has been approved by the government. Affordable houses under PMAY will cover six states with an investment of Rs.5573 crore.

With this increased number, the total number of affordable homes assigned under PMAY has now become 1760507 with an investment of Rs.96018.

Union minister, M Venkaiah Naidu has instructed the officials to ensure fast constructions of these affordable homes under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana.

31424 houses were assigned to Karnataka comprising in 234 cities and towns. The amount of project cost which was approved for this was Rs.1222 crore and Rs.518 crore as central assistance. The Beneficiary Led Construction component (BLC) has 30427 houses approved under it, while affordable housing in partnership component has 1177 houses approved under it. Combining these takes the total number of houses assigned under PMAY for the state to 146466.

Similarly, 11480 houses were assigned to Kerala comprising 19 cities, under the BLC component. The amount of project cost was RS.344 crore with the central assistance being Rs.170 crore. Therefore, the total number of houses assigned to Kerala under PMAY is now 28236.

Other states like Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha have been sanctioned 27714, 25221, 20099, 2115 houses respectively.