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6.1 million pucca houses made under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri to Lok Sabha

  • IBEF
  • July 22, 2022

Out of 1.22 million houses, 61 lakh all-weather "pucca" houses have been built or given to beneficiaries as part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) "Housing for All" programme, according to Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri.

Since June 25, 2015, states and union territories (UTs) have received government funding through PMAY-U in order to build all-weather pucca houses to qualified urban beneficiaries, including the homeless.

According to Mr. Puri, who spoke in the Lok Sabha, 1.22 crore homes have been approved for construction during the mission period, which runs through March 31, 2022. The completion of the projects typically takes 12-36 months in various areas of the programme.

During question time, he stated that 1.01 crore of the sanctioned houses have been grounded for construction, of which 61.15 lakh have been finished or given to the recipients. Out of the entire 1.22 crore houses approved, he claimed that approximately 41 lakh homes were approved in the previous two years.

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