A total of 53% of the houses under PMAY-U have been completed: Government

In response to several questions in Lok Sabha on Thursday, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said approximately 53% of houses sanctioned under PMAY-U had been completed.

One crore houses will be built for beneficiaries under the Center’s flagship affordable urban housing scheme. States have since raised their demands, and as of March, when new units had to be sanctioned, 120.45 lakh houses had been approved.

Earlier this year, the scheme’s deadline was extended from March 2022 to December 31, 2024.

106.01 lakh houses have been grounded so far, and 64.60 lakh have been completed as of November 28, according to State Minister Kaushal Kishore. This includes 4.01 lakh houses that were dropped and 3.41 lakh houses constructed under the UPA-era Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Kishore said the rest of the houses are in various stages of construction or grounding.

A total of Rs 1,12,522.29 crore of Central assistance has been sanctioned for states over the last three years; as of November 28, Rs 78,068.90 crore had been released.

On November 18, the MoS said 7,728 projects worth Rs 1.81 lakh crore had been ordered across 100 cities in the Smart Cities Mission. The government had released Rs 34,087 crore for the 100 selected cities, of which 4963 projects worth Rs 92,385 crore had been completed.


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