By Accommodation Times Bureau
An official of the Odisha government has give n information on September 22, that
Odisha government has so far provided 12.76 lakh houses to beneficiaries, under
different rural housing schemes since 2014-15.
The official further informed that the total completion figure has now reached to
12,76,124 , after the completion of construction of houses for the rural poor has
crossed 1.42 lakh, since 2014-15 financial year,
Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi has directed all the collectors and project directors to
speed up construction activities to achieve the 100 percent of the target given to
each district, while a review meeting he called to check the district-wise progress.
Padhi also asked the officers to restrict alleged unethical practices get followed
during implementation of the rural housing schemes and also ordered them to take
visible action against those who found guilty of such corrupt practices.
Panchayati Raj Secretary Deoranjan Kumar Singh said a target had been set to
complete around 6.5 lakh houses during the year 2017-18.
So far, around 1,42,902 houses have been completed and construction of remaining
houses has been speeded up.
The completed houses include 22,730 houses under the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana,
5,430 units under the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (Mining), 991 houses under the
Nirman Sramik Pucca Ghar Yojana, 19,056 under the Indira Awas Yojana and
94,695 houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan advised the collectors to work out a
break-up of the targets with detailed planning.
He also suggested fixing specific targets for each employee engaged in the task and
take up a daily review of the progress through WhatsApp or SMS.
The government had declared an incentive of Rs 20,000 to the beneficiaries who
completed their houses within four months from the issue of work order and Rs
10,000 for completion within six months of the work order.