BENGALURU: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on Thursday approved construction of 37,013 crore houses for the urban poor in Karnataka and Haryana with an investment of Rs 1,491 crore.
An Inter-ministerial Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee, chaired by Nandita Mukherjee, Secretary (HUPA), has approved the construction of 36,254 houses for Economically Weaker Sections in Karnataka with an investment of Rs 1,468 crore and 759 houses in Haryana at a cost of Rs 23 crore.
In Karnataka, 12,371 dwelling units will be constructed in eight cities under the Affordable Housing in Partnership component of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for Rehabilitation of slum-dwellers.
City-wise details of houses to be built are: Gadag-3,630, Bengaluru (Basavanagudi)-1,699, Bidar-1,500, Mysuru-1,355, Ballari-1,188, Raichur-1,050, Vijayapura-1,028, Padmanabhanagar (Bengaluru) - 895 and Bagalkot-784.
Another 23,883 houses will be built in 207 cities and towns in Karnataka for the urban poor under the Beneficiary-led Construction component of PMAY (Urban).
The central government will provide a total assistance of Rs 558 crore for construction of these houses for urban poor in Karnataka.
During the last financial year, the Ministry of HUPA approved construction of 16,522 houses for urban poor in Karnataka taking the total number of houses approved so far to 53,776.