As many as 54,474 houses have been constructed in Gujarat, since 2014-15, under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) scheme – the most by any state or union territory. The number accounts for 18.70 per cent of the 2.91 lakh total houses constructed in 36 states and UTs in the country, according to the data of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Under the PMAY (Urban) scheme, the government has targeted to construct 1.2 crore affordable houses for the urban poor across the country, by 2022.
Gujarat has received central assistance of Rs 1,355 crores, for construction of these houses. The government provides central assistance under various components, for construction of the houses.
Gujarat was followed by Karnataka with construction of about 33,450 houses since 2014-15. Tamil Nadu constructed 32,730 houses, followed by Madhya Pradesh (27,862), Jharkhand (27,308), West Bengal (24,166), Maharashtra (22,699) and Andhra Pradesh (21,794), according to the data.
Delhi constructed 1,262 houses for the urban poor, while Rajasthan constructed 12,274 houses. Tripura and Uttar Pradesh constructed between 5,000 and 10,000 houses, while Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Telangana and Uttarakhand constructed between 1,000 and 5,000 houses.
Other states and union territories that had constructed less than 100 houses included Auranchal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Goa, Meghalaya and Puducherry. Sikkim had just one house constructed under the scheme so far.