Baijayant demands more funds under PM Awas Yojana for Odisha

New Delhi: BJD MP from Kendrapara Baijayant Panda today demanded that more funds be allocated under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to States like Odisha which have utilized funds available under the scheme better.

With just 1 % of the funds allocated under the Yojana for housing in urban areas lying unutilized, Odisha is way ahead of other States of the country in the implementation of the scheme, he pointed out during the discussion on the expenditure bill of the Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation department in the Lok Sabha.

Panda also urged that an agency should be set up to keep track of the utilization of such funds.