Just 82000 urban houses under PM Awas Yojana

New Delhi: A total of 82,048 houses have been constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban (PMAY Urban) as on March 20, 2017 and of these 62,312 have been occupied, the government said on Thursday.

During the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, several opposition members raised concerns that at the present pace the dream of 'Housing for All' may not be achieved by 2022.

According to the details provided by the government, under PMAY Urban, a total of 16,42,685 have been sanctioned as on March 2017. These include the subsumed projects under the Rajiv Awas Yojana, it said.

Minister for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh said Uttar Pradesh was one of the states relatively lagging behind in the implementation of the scheme.

According to the details provided by the government, of the 82,048 houses, 25,873 houses had come up in Gujarat, 10,447 in Karnataka, 10,805 in Rajasthan, 6,490 in Tamil Nadu and 5,506 in Maharashtra. In Uttar Pradesh, 3,822 houses had been constructed under the scheme.