Flood exposes Odisha govt’s failure in providing ‘pucca’ houses to all: Opposition

The BJD-led government is in Opposition parties' crosshairs for its failure in providing 'pucca' houses to all.

Damaged mud-thatched houses in Odisha

The incidents of wall collapse claiming lives emerging from different parts of the flood affected districts have laid bare the failure of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) dispensation in providing ‘pucca’ houses to all.  Not letting the opportunity go by, the Opposition parties have started cornering the Naveen Patnaik government. 

In its election manifesto, the BJD had promised to convert all ‘kutcha’ houses into ‘pucca’ houses. But, the party is far from making good of its promise. Even today, lakhs of people are still living in kutcha houses, facing so many challenges, alleged the Opposition parties.