12 August 2016 Current Affairs: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) has approved construction of 37013 houses for the urban poor in Karnataka and Haryana with an investment of 1491 crore rupees on 11 August 2016.
These houses will be developed with central assistance of 569 crore rupees.The project was approved by the inter-ministerial Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee, chaired by HUPA Secretary Nandita Mukherjee.The total investment in construction of these houses would be to the tune of about 1491 crore rupees.
City-wise details of houses to be built are:
Karnataka : 36254 houses for the economically weaker sections would be constructed in Karnataka with an investment of 1468 crore rupees.
12371 dwelling units will be constructed in eight cities, namely Gadag-3630, Bengaluru (Basavangudi)-1699, Bidar-1500, Mysuru-1355, Bellary-1188, Raichur-1050, Vijaypura-1028, Padmanabhanagar (Bengaluru)-895 and Bagalkot-784.
These units will be constructed under Affordable Housing in Partnership component of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for rehabilitation of slum dwellers.
Another 23883 houses will be built in 207 cities and towns in Karnataka for urban poor under the Beneficiary Led Construction component of PMAY (Urban). Union government will provide a total assistance of 558 crore rupees for construction of these houses for urban poor in Karnataka.
Haryana : 759 houses would be built in Haryana at a cost of 23 crore rupees. It will be developed in 11 slum colonies of Yamunanagar-Jagadhari under Beneficiary Led Construction component of PMAY (Urban) at a total cost of 23 crore rupees. Central government will provide an assistance of 11 croroe rupees in this regard.
Slums to benefit from construction of these houses are in Harinagar, Lajpat Nagar, Mishra colony, Mukherjee Park, Tirath Nagar, Madhuban colony, Bhagirath colony, Jammu colony, Hamida colony and Burla colony.