Dilip Kumar

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged the Prime Minister to provide shelter to all eligible households in the State under Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY).

In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Patnaik demanded 7.87 lakh pucca houses in 14 districts which were battered by extremely severe cyclone 'Fani' in May 2019. The CM has also insisted houses for 6.07 lakh elligible households in remaining non-Fani affected districts.

"Odisha has identified, geo-tagged and Aadhar seeded 7.87 lakh houses in 14 Fani affected districts. These beneficiaries may be brought into the permanent wait list of PMAY (G) and considered for sanction of PMAY(G) special houses," the letter read.

Patnaik further mentioned that 6.07 lakh households have been left out from the permanent wait list of PMAY (G) in the remaining districts.

The CM has urged Modi to instruct the Ministry of Rural Development to 'open window of Aawas and Mobile App to geo-tag these houses to accomplish the objective of safe housing for all'.