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Five lakh pucca houses to be built in Odisha

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The State plans to assemble one other 5 lakh pucca houses by means of convergence of PMAY-Gramin and Biju Pucca Ghar schemes in the 2021-22 monetary 12 months for which a provision of Rs 3,000 crore has been made in the Budget. 

The State has additionally put aside Rs 300 crore for the development of 20,000 dwelling models underneath beneficiary-led development and reasonably priced housing and slum improvement elements of AWAAS (Odisha Urban Housing Mission).

The allotment, nonetheless, is Rs 962 crore lower than what was offered for rural housing underneath PMAY Gramin and Biju Pucca Ghar in the final fiscal. Likewise, the federal government had offered Rs 518 crore for development of city dwelling models in 2020-21.

As far as social safety measures are involved, Rs 2,767 crore has been proposed of which, Rs 1,509 crore is supposed for Madhubabu Pension Yojana and Rs 923 crore for National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) for previous age, widow and incapacity pensions. An quantity of Rs 105 crore has been put aside for welfare of individuals with incapacity (PwDs). 

An allocation of Rs 133 crore has been made for institution of Integrated Infrastructure Complexes (IICs) at 10 district headquarters in the primary part as per the 5T motion plan. The IICs will provide residential assist to senior residents, PwDs and destitute. Besides, they may have sports activities amenities, cultural centres and different extracurricular amenities for general improvement of kids with particular wants. 

Earlier this 12 months, the State authorities had introduced that the ten IICs will come up at Khurda, Cuttack, Puri, Kandhamal, Sambalpur, Bhadrak, Ganjam, Nabarangpur and Sundargarh. 

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