Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), launched in June last year, a total of 12,27,088 affordable houses for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in urban areas have so far been approved with a total Central assistance commitment of Rs 19,682 crore of which Rs 6,172 crore has been already released. This was stated by the Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Rao Inderjit Singh, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
The Minister further said that construction of 2,21,373 houses has started, of which 48,236 have been built.
State-wise approvals include: Andhra Pradesh(1,94,884), Gujarat (1,20,782), West Bengal (1,22,915), Maharashtra (1,18,252), Karnataka (82,964), Telangana (81,920), Madhya Pradesh (67,893), Bihar (63,017), Tamil Nadu (61,711), Odisha (46,798) and Tripura (45,905).
Gujarat leads in construction, having so far built 59,515 affordable houses, followed by Tamil Nadu-34,976, Madhya Pradesh-29,467, West Bengal-20,007, Bihar-16,002, Rajasthan-13,449, Jharkhand-10,212, Karnataka-9,335, Andhra Pradesh-5,671 and Odisha-4,105.