AGRA: Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election,
Uttar Pradesh state government
has determined targets for 28 development authorities and Awas Vikas Parishad (
) for construction of one lakh low income group (
) category houses in next six months. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna – Housing For All (Urban) scheme, Agra development authority has been given a target to develop housing facility for 10,000 families.
ADA secretary Hariram said, “Work is already in progress concerning development of affordable housing in partnership with private firms. 10,000 units will be developed in a time-bound manner”.
The biggest target for constructing houses under the PM’s scheme has been assigned to Lucknow development authority. Here 12,000 houses are required to be constructed. Besides Agra, other cities with major targets include 10,000 in Kanpur, 9,000 in Ghaziabad, 6,500 in Prayagraj and 5,000 in Moradabad.
The AVP which is a separate department of the state government has been assigned construction of 30,000 houses in different districts.
The housing and urban planning department of the state government has made given the sanctioned layout to all development authorities.
According to department officials, each of the LIG category houses will have two rooms. Besides a kitchen, a toilet, a bathroom, the house will also have a balcony. Each house is estimated to cost Rs 4.50 lakh. Out of this, the central government will fund Rs 1.50 lakh and Rs 1 lakh will be the contribution of the state government. The beneficiary will have to pay Rs 2 lakh for this purpose.