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10K houses of poor in TN to get solar rooftop panels

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New Delhi: In a first of its kind under Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (Urban), the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation today approved fitting of rooftop solar energy panels over 10,000 houses belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) in Nadu at a cost of Rs 253 crore.

This ‘green’ proposal of the State government was approved by an Inter-Ministerial Central Sanctioning & Monitoring Committee (CSMC) chaired by Secretary at MHUPA Nandita Chatterjee.

The per unit cost of greening these 10,000 EWS houses in 157 town panchayats is estimated to be Rs 2.53 lakh per house. Of this, the Ministry of HUPA will provide an assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh per house while the State government will contribute Rs 0.60 lakh and the beneficiary’s contribution will be Rs 0.43 lakh.

The committee today also approved construction of 7,204 houses under the Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) component of PMAY (Urban) in 9 cities and towns at a total cost of Rs 572 cr with a cost of construction ranging from Rs 7.22 lakhs to Rs 8.46 lakhs per house. Of this, central assistance will be Rs 1.50 lakh per house and the rest will be borne by the state government and beneficiaries.

As per the committee’s approval, another 6,272 houses of EWS will be improved with required additional construction at a total cost of Rs 188 crore under the ‘beneficiary-led construction’ component of urban housing mission in 9 cities. For this, the Centre will provide an assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh per each beneficiary while the state government and beneficiary will contribute Rs 0.60 lakh and Rs 0.90 lakh per house.

Of the total cost of construction or improvement of 23,476 houses in Nadu approved today, the central government will provide a total assistance of Rs 352.14 crore.

Affordable houses approved for construction or improvement are:

  • Chennai 4,635
  • Pudukkottai 1,920
  • Namakkal 1,392
  • 1,362
  • Ranipet 1,086
  • Tiruchirapalli 896
  • Vellore 521
  • Erode 448
  • Coimbatore 356
  • Nagapattinam 336
  • Thanjavur 256
  • Hosur 190 and
  • Viruddhnagar 78
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