Average construction cost under BLC vertical of PMAY-U is Rs 3.72 lakh: Govt

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December 20, 2023: As of December 19, the Parliament was informed that the average cost of constructing houses under the Beneficiary-Led Individual House Construction or Enhancement (BLC) segment of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) is Rs 3.72 lakh. In a written response to the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti stated that the construction cost for homes falls within the range of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 6 lakh.

Furthermore, the minister highlighted that the average state contribution amounted to Rs 84,000, varying between Rs 16,000 and Rs 2 lakh. Simultaneously, the average beneficiary contribution under this segment was Rs 1.35 lakh, with a range spanning from Rs 50,000 to Rs 3.75 lakh.

The ministry of housing and urban affairs is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) since June 25, 2015, to provide pucca house with basic amenities to all eligible urban beneficiaries. The government is providing its fixed share as Central assistance of Rs 1.5 lakh for the beneficiary-led individual house construction or enhancement (BLC) vertical of the PMAY-U.

Under the Beneficiary-led individual house construction/enhancements (BLC) vertical of the scheme, people belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) category can either construct a new house or enhance the existing house on their own with Central assistance of Rs 1,50,000.