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Thursday, March 23, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23RD MAR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23RD MAR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. CENTRE APPROVES OVER 1.17 LAKH MORE HOUSES FOR URBAN POOR AT RS. 5,773 CR
i. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation approved construction of new 1,17,814 affordable houses under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (Urban) for the benefit of urban poor in six States namely Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Kerala and Karnataka.
ii. The total cost of the project is Rs.5,773 cr for which central assistance of Rs.1,816 cr has been approved.
iii. The construction project is being undertaken under 2 categories: Beneficiary Led Construction and Affordable Housing in Partnership component. Central assistance of Rs.1.50 lakh is provided for each beneficiary.
iv. Under BLC, beneficiaries are assisted to build own houses on the land available with them or take up improvement works for increasing living space and other amenities. Under AHP, State Government provides the land to house urban poor.
v .Thus the total number of houses being taken up for construction for the benefit of urban poor under PMAY(Urban) has gone up to 17,60,507 with total project cost of Rs.96,018 cr for which central assistance of Rs.27,714 cr has been approved.

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