In 2 Years ,Over 2 lakh houses built under central schemes

The minister of state for housing and urban poverty alleviation Rao Inderjit Singh told Lok Sabha    on    Wednesday      that    2.24 lakh homes have been constructed for urban poor under the old and new housing programmes during the last two years. The minister said these houses have been built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) launched in June last year    and    the earlier Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewable Mission (JNNURM) and    Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) that are being continued. The central government is supporting housing schemes under JNNURM and RAY till March 2017. Of the houses built for the benefit of urban poor during the last two years, Tamil Nadu has built 37,355 dwelling     units      followed by Maharashtra with 36,992, West Bengal with 22,620, Rajasthan     with    21,197, Gujarat with 15,861, Uttar Pradesh with 13,836, Delhi with    12,500,    Madhya     Pradesh         with 12,216, Karnataka with 7,663, Andhra Pradesh with 6,583 and Chhattisgarh with 6,532 houses. Under PMAY (Urban), the government has approved construction of 8,54,386 houses for the benefit of   Economically   Weaker Sections   with an investment of Rs 52,066 crore for which     central     assistance    of Rs 12,602 crore will be provided. In   addition,     interest      subsidy      has      been      extended      for construction /upgradation of 8,004 dwelling units under PMAY (Urban).

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