11,228 beneficiaries get work order under ABAAS

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today distributed work order to 11,228 beneficiaries under ‘Beneficiary-led Construction’ programme of the ABAAS – the Odisha Urban Housing Mission.

Odisha has set a target of providing 50,000 houses in 2016-17 and 1 lakh houses in 2017-18 to the economically backward people.

As many as 23843 beneficiaries have been selected in 40 urban bodies of 27 districts under the mission in 2016-17. These apart, 11548 houses have been approved for construction in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela through the Affordable Housing Project.

The housing mission supplement the central scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) / ‘Housing for All’ that proposes to make houses available to all urban poor. Beneficiary-led Construction is an important pillar of such housing scheme, through which an economically backward family can avail Rs 2 lakh financial aid for construction of house on 3,000 square feet area.

The family having annual income of less than Rs 1.8 lakh and a land patta deserves to get the monetary assistance under the scheme.

Aimed at providing pucca house to all residents especially economically weaker sections and low income group in urban areas, Odisha Urban Housing Scheme-2015 has been introduced. ABAAS – the Odisha Urban Housing Mission has been set up for special implementation of the housing policy. District Urban Housing Samitis have also been formed for the same.