The Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry has approved construction of 2,28,204 houses for the urban poor in five states. The Centre will provide an assistance of Rs 3,231 crore to this project. The inter-ministerial Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) chaired by HUPA Secretary Nandita Chatterjee approved the housing projects in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan after detailed presentations by the respective states.
Of the houses approved, 2,17,748 were for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) and Beneficiary led Construction components of the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (PMAY). The rest are for Low Income Groups, according to a statement by the HUPA ministry.