Govt to build 36,254 houses for the poor in Karnataka for Rs 1,468 cr


Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation approved construction of 37,013 cr houses for urban poor in the States of Karnataka and Haryana with an investment of Rs 1,491 cr.

An Inter ministerial Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee chaired by Dr.Nandita Mukherjee has approved construction of 36,254 houses for economically weaker sections in Karnataka with an investment of Rs.1,468 cr and 759 houses in Haryana at a cost of Rs.23 cr said the Union ministry.

In Karnataka, 12,371 dwelling units will be constructed in 8 cities under affordable housing in partnership with Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for rehabilitation of slum dwellers.

Another 23,883 houses will be built in 207 cities and towns in Karnataka for urban poor under the Beneficiary Led Construction component of PMAY (Urban).

At 3,630, the largest number of houses will be constructed in Gadag, followed by Basavangudi in Bangalore with 1,699, Bidar with 1,500, Mysuru with 1,355. Bellary will get 1,188, Raichur 1,050, Vijaypura 1,028, Padmanabhanagar (Bengaluru) 895 and Bagalkot-784.

Central government will provide a total assistance of Rs 558 cr for construction of these houses for urban poor in Karnataka.