Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) has authorized the construction of 2,28,204 housing units for economically weaker sections.
- Currently, the govt. is battling the housing shortage of 18.78 million units.
- Most of this shortage is driven by low income populations who live in and around the urban centres.
- The clearance will fill the housing stock to some degree only if the financial devolution happens smoothly.
- It will cover 5 States—AP, Telengana, TN, GJ and Rajasthan.