BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has been given the target of constructing 27.48 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) with no further pendency to release more houses under the scheme, minister of state for rural development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti has told Rajya Sabha.
Amid the BJD government in Odisha pressing for release of seven lakh more houses, the minister on Wednesday said that against the overall mandate of 2.95 crore houses under the PMAY-G in the country, Odisha has been allocated 27,48,459 houses and there is no pendency in releasing seven lakh houses to Odisha under the scheme.
In a written reply to a question by BJD member Sasmit Patra, minister Jyoti said that on the basis of housing deprivation parameters and exclusion criteria prescribed under the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011, Odisha was initially given a target of 18.37 lakh houses under the PMAY-G after it was launched in April 2016.
In addition, the Centre conducted Awaas+ survey to identify eligible beneficiaries left out under the SECC-2011 and prepared an additional list.
The Awaas+ survey was conducted in January 2018 with an initial completion deadline of March 2018. The deadline was extended four times with final deadline set as March 7, 2019, for the rest of the country, while Odisha was given two special windows in the wake of cyclone Fani.
The Centre released Rs 13,939.98 crore as assistance to Odisha under the PMAY-G for the construction of targeted houses from the financial year 2016-17 to 2022-23.
Published On Aug 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM IST
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