Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for all (Urban) Mission,” Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said during Question Hour. (Reuters)
As many as 2,508 cities in 26 states have been selected under ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ for providing affordable houses to the urban poor, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
In order to complement and supplement the efforts of the state and UTs, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is implementing a scheme namely ‘Shelter for Urban Homeless’ as a component of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission for providing permanent shelters with basic facilities to urban homeless.
As per the information received from the states and UTs, a total of 770 shelters have been sanctioned by states and UTs with a capacity of about 38,770 inmates. Out of this, 270 shelters with a total capacity of about 11,900 inmates are operational, he said.
List of 2508 Affordable Housing Cities is yet to be revealed.