Odisha Completed Mere 5.44 Lakh Houses Under PMAY & IAY During 2012-18
Notwithstanding the claim of the State Government bringing up nearly 18.9 lakh new pucca houses under various schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY), the big fact is Odisha has completed a mere 5.44 lakh houses under the PMAY and the IAY during the period 2012-2018.
And under the State housing schemes like the BPGY, BPGY (Mining) and Nirman Shramik Pucca Ghar Yojana (NSPGY), a total of around 2.8 lakh houses were completed to date. The total pucca houses constructed in the State from 2012 to till date, thus, was pegged at over 8.24lakh.
However, the revelation is Odisha has seen the construction of a total of around 5.66 lakh pucca houses since 2014-18 against the claim of around 14.8 lakh houses by the State Government.
Of the around 5.66 lakh houses, Central schemes account for around 2.86 lakh and State schemes add another around 2.8 lakh.
As per the data sourced from AwaasSoft, a total of over 9.1 lakh units of houses were sanctioned to Odisha for the period 2014-18 under various Central housing schemes, where a whopping around 7.36 lakh sanctioned under PMAY (Gramin) since its launch. The housing units thus constructed in Odisha during 2016-18 stood at mere 2.39 lakh units only.
The break up shows when State saw the construction of mere 443 housing units in 2016-17 against the target of over 3,96 lakh, the constructions have however picked the pace and have crossed over 2.39 lakh against the target of 3.40 lakh under PMAY-G in 2017-18.
Similarly, the data further revealed that when the Centre has sanctioned a total of over 2.53 lakh housing units under PMAY to Odisha for the period 2018-19, the completion of houses till date stood at around 47,593 only.
In given context, the total houses constructed under all Central and State housing for poor schemes till date has been together totalled to around 8.24 lakh till date, not 18.9 lakh as claimed by the Rural Housing website of the State Panchayati Raj Department.
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