MP, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telangana, AP, UP, Mizoram lead in sheltering urban homeless

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MP, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telangana, AP, UP, Mizoram lead in sheltering urban homeless

770 shelters for urban homeless being assisted under NULM in 20 states; 270 in operation

Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are in the forefront of providing shelters for urban homeless under ‘National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM)’ while Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Mizoram fare will in respect of functional shelters.

Under NULM, construction of a total of 358 new shelters has been sanctioned besides refurbishment of 149 and another 263 shelters are being supported with Operation & Maintenance support under the Mission, in 20 states. This was informed by Shri Babul Supriyo, Mister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation in written reply to Dr.GokarajuGangaraju and Shri PonguletiSrinivasa Reddy in the Lok Sabha today. He also informed that 270 such shelters are in operation in 9 states.

Under ‘Shelters for Urban Homeless’ component of NULM, 75% of the cost of construction of new shelters and refurbishment of existing shelters was provided as central assistance by the Ministry of HUPA. Towards O & M costs, each shelter was getting an assistance of Rs.6.00 lakhs per year.

NULM has been renamed as ‘DeendayalAntyodayaYojana-NULM’ last week.

Of the 770 shelters receiving central support under NULM, Madhya Pradesh leads with 133, followed by Tamil Nadu-95, Rajasthan-87, Uttar Pradesh-72, West Bengal-50, Bihar-48, Telangana-41, Jharkhand-35, Mizoram-35 and Andhra Pradesh-31.

Of the 270 shelters for urban homeless in 9 States, Madhya Pradesh again leads with 100 followed by West Bengal-37, Tamil Nadu-33, Mizoram-33, Telanagana-24, Andhra Pradesh-23, Maharashtra-14 and 3 each in Karnataka and Rajasthan.

Under NULM, an expenditure of Rs.77.36 cr has been incurred on sheltering urban homeless since the financial year 2014-15.

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Rs.90 cr HUDCO loan for Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority 64,942 houses for urban poor in AP under old housing schemes
HUDCO (Housing and Urban Development Corporation) has sanctioned a loan of Rs.90 cr to Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA). This was informed by Shri Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation in a written reply to Smt.Kothapalli Geetha in the Lok Sabha today.

The Minister informed that this loan was sanctioned last month and legal documentation is in progress.

In another written reply to Shri Jayadev Galla in the Lok Sabha, Shri Supriyo informed that 64,942 houses were built for urban poor in Andhra Pradesh under JNNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewable Mission) and Rajiv Awas Yojana. Of these, 40,331 houses have been occupied by the beneficiaries. A total of 80,999 houses were sanctioned for Andhra Pradesh under these schemes which are now merged into the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (Urban) launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in June last year.

The Minister further said that the state government has been asked to ensure completion of construction of houses in progress by 31.3.2017 and occupation of all houses by the beneficiaries.


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