Berhampur civic body threatens allotment cancellation if house not self-occupied
BERHAMPUR: The Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) on Friday warned to cancel the allotment of houses provided to the homeless and poor families under a housing scheme, if they are not found living in the allotted homes.
The caution came after it found out that around 35% beneficiaries were not living in their houses allotted under Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) at Jharana Nagar, when a team paid a visit on Thursday afternoon.
“We found these houses to have been occupied by others, including relatives,” said BeMc commissioner J Sonal. “We will issue showcase notices to the allottees soon. If their reply is not satisfactory, we will cancel their allotment and allot it to others, who are in the waiting list,” he said. Many homeless families have rented out the houses. official sources said.
“We received complaints and to confirm it we went to Jharana Nagar,” said mayor Sanghamitra Dalai.