Over 10.75 lakh homes constructed under PMAY-U during pandemic: Housing Minister

NEW DELHI: More than 10.75 residential homes have been built under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) during the COVID-19 pandemic to date, and Uttar Pradesh tops the list with more than 2.55,000 of these units, Parliament reported Wednesday. In a written response to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, told PMAY-U that the construction of 43.32.651 homes has been completed so far. In Uttar Pradesh, 2,55,227 houses have been built under the ambitious plan since March last year, followed by 1,25,108 in Gujarat, 1,10,633 in Maharashtra, and 58,427 in Bengal. Western, Puri said. He added that the Andaman, Nicobar, and Ladac Islands built 21 housing units each during the same period. "Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban Plan (PMAY-U), a total of 4,332,651 homes have been completed so far. This includes 1,075,474 homes built during the COVID-19 pandemic (as of March 2020 till the date)". In Delhi, 5,263 homes were built during the COVID-19 pandemic under the scheme. According to the Ministry, a total of homes were sanctioned by Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (U), of which 74.83.896 are in various stages of construction and 43.32.651 have been completed or delivered. In response to another question, the Minister said that the sanctioned housing under PMAY-U includes a central aid of Rs 1.78.076 crore, of which Rs 90.538 crore has already been delivered to states, union territories, and central agencies.

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