Two lakh homes planned for economically weak in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu government will be constructing two lakh houses for the economically weaker sections (EWS) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) at a cost of Rs 7,800 crore, according to sources.

Published: 19th June 2017 06:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2017 06:20 AM   |  A+A-

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 CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government will be constructing two lakh houses for the economically weaker sections (EWS) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) at a cost of Rs 7,800 crore, according to sources.

Sources told Express that 1.84 lakh independent houses would be built under Beneficiary Led construction (BLC) wherein assistance would be provided to individual eligible families belonging to the economically weaker sections to either construct new houses or enhance existing houses.
The independent houses would be built at a cost of Rs 5,600 crore with the Union and state governments’ subsidy of Rs 2.10 lakh per unit.

It is learnt that the Central assistance would be released to the bank accounts of identified beneficiaries through states. The contribution would be released in proportion to the value of construction in three to four instalments.
Interestingly, the government is also taking preventive and curative measures to ensure standard quality houses and infrastructure.

The state housing department has to engage third party quality monitoring agencies (TPQMA) to ensure quality of construction.
It is also learnt that Centre has asked the State to draw up quality monitoring and assurance plans involving third party agencies.
The Slum Clearance Board, which is the state-level nodal agency for affordable housing, will play a key role of coordinating and overseeing the TPQMA.

Interestingly, the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board is also planning to take up construction of 15,000 multi- storeyed tenements and 6,874 units through Tamil Nadu Housing Board.
This will be done at Rs 10 lakh per unit with a total project cost of Rs 2,200 crore under the Affordable Housing in Partnership, a component of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

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help for a roof
Tamil Nadu will construct 1.84 lakh independent houses by providing financial assistance to the economically weaker section families
The houses under the component of PMAY will be built at a cost of J5,600 crore
The Union and State governments will provide a subsidy of J2.10 lakh per unit
The TNSCB will also take up construction of 14,828 multi-storeyed tenements and 6,874 units through TNHB at J10 lakh per unit with a total cost of J2,170 crore

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