Union Government nod for building of 82000 houses for poor People

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The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 18 February 2016 sanctioned construction of around eighty two thousand houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in urban areas of 163 cities. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation said a total central assistance of Rs 1,226 crore — at the rate of Rs 1.50 lakh for each house — will be provided under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (Urban) with the overall cost of the project estimated to be Rs 4,076 crore.