6368 houses will be built under six Light Houses Projects (LHPs) across six States. Decision to this effect was taken at the 49th Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) yesterday. The meeting approved 606 proposals from participating States for the construction of 3,31,075 houses with an overall investment of Rs 15,125 Cr involving central assistance of Rs 5,092 Cr. This included 6368 houses under LHPs to be built across 6 States, namely, Gujarat (1,144), Jharkhand (1,008), Madhya Pradesh (1,024), Tamil Nadu (1,152), Tripura (1,000 ) and Uttar Pradesh (1040).
It may be recalled here that last week the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had entered into Memorandum of Agreements (MoAs) for Light House Projects under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) with these six State Governments. For LHPs, the Ministry has introduced a Technology Innovation Grant as an additional grant of Rs. 2.0 lakh per house which is over and above of the existing share of Rs 1.5 lakh per house under PMAY (U). A few months ago the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs had instituted a challenge for States/ UTs to select six sites across the country for constructing the Lighthouse projects under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC- India).
Further, the number of houses approved by the CSMC are in Andhra Pradesh (2,58,648), Karnataka (30,777), Madhya Pradesh (15,245), Gujarat (13,805), Maharashtra (4,691) & Uttarakhnad (1,541). The State of Andhra Pradesh has proposed the largest number of new houses and is now the leading State with the highest ever cumulative sanctions for 16,34,748 houses followed by Uttar Pradesh with 14,53,989 houses under the PMAY(U) Mission.
The proposal received are under Beneficiary Led Construction or Enhancement (BLC) and Affordable Housing Project (AHP) verticals of the scheme. The houses proposed under Light Houses Projects (LHPs) will be constructed by using new and innovative technologies and will serve as live laboratories for research, testing, technology transfer, increasing mass awareness and for mainstreaming them in the country.
As on date, PMAY(U) Mission has sanctioned more than 96.50 Lakh houses under PMAY(U) against the validated demand of 1.12 crore houses. A total of 56 Lakh houses are grounded for construction of which 28.4 Lakh have been completed.