Union Cabinet Approves Development Of Affordable Rental Housing For Migrants, Urban Poor
Migrant workers and their families carry their luggage, in New Delhi, on May 14, 2020. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Union Cabinet Approves Development Of Affordable Rental Housing For Migrants, Urban Poor

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The Union Cabinet has approved development of Affordable Rental Housing Complex for migrant workers and urban poor as a sub-scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

As part of the scheme, existing vacant government-funded housing complexes will be converted into Affordable Rental Housing Complex. An expenditure of Rs 600 crore is estimated in the form of "technology innovation grant", an official spokesperson said on Twitter after the Cabinet meeting.

He sad three lakh beneficiaries will be covered initially. The complexes will revert to urban local bodies after 25 years to restart the next cycle.

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