Govt approves 4 lakh houses under PMAY(U)

The government approved the construction of nearly four lakh affordable houses under the 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)', taking the total number to about 72.5 lakh, an official said on Wednesday.

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said the mission is well on its way of achieving the target of one crore homes for urban areas in the country.

The PMAY(U), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015, aims to ensure 'Housing for all by 2022'.

According to Mishra, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have been sanctioned nearly one lakh houses each.

The approval was given at a meeting of the central sanctioning and monitoring committee (CSMC) of the PMAY (U) on Wednesday.