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Tag: Pmay

Odisha Govt Releases Funds To BPGY Beneficiaries For House Repairs, Opposition Not Impressed
Odisha Govt Releases Funds To BPGY Beneficiaries For House Repairs, Opposition Not Impressed

Political heat has gained momentum as the Odisha government has kick-started the fund distribution programme while different political parties are prepping up for the upcoming Panchayat polls. 

Cabinet approves continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) till March 2024 to ensure housing for all in rural areas

Eligible Beneficiaries In Western Odisha Not Getting Houses Due To PMAY Portal Glitches: BJD

Both the Ministers demanded the Center to take immediate steps to address the issue helping people of Western Odisha get PMAY benefits.

PM Awas Yojana Suffers Setback In Odisha’s Rayagada Due To Admin's 'Apathy'

PMAYseems to be suffering a major setback in Rayagada Municipality area, thanks to the alleged apathy of the district administration

Housing For All I Odisha Will Take Long Years
Housing For All: Odisha Will Take 32 Yrs To Give Roof Over Every Head in Cities  

Under the PMAY-U, Odisha saw the construction of just 92,260 houses during the last five years even as the housing shortage in urban areas has been estimated at a whopping 6.77 lakh

Opposition Targets Odisha Govt Over Housing Scheme After Large-Scale Evacuation Due To Cyclone

The Opposition parties in Odisha raised questions over the implementation of various housing schemes in the State after the government claimed that lakhs of people were evacuated from kutcha houses to safer places ahead of cyclone Yaas.

An Unusual Women's Day: Odisha Minister Ignores Grieving Women, Walks Off

Sonepur: As the world celebrates the International Women’s Day acknowledging their contributions, Odisha Minister of Commerce and Transport, Padmanabha Behera was reportedly seen turning a blind eye on the grievances of his women constituents in Binika on Monday. As per reports, the minister was on a visit to Binika when some women assembled in front […]

BJP Objects To Odisha Govt’s Branding In PMAY

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday moved Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal over the alleged wrong co-branding of PM Awas Yojana (PMAY) by Odisha government. A delegation of the BJP met the Governor and demanded for a high-level committee for impartial probe into the alleged irregularities and corruption by the State government in allotment […]

PMAY 'Corruption' Cry Grows Louder In Odisha, BJP Seeks Governor's Intervention

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged large-scale irregularities in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), the flagship housing scheme for the rural poor, reiterating that actual beneficiaries are deprived of the benefits. On Thursday, a delegation of the saffron party met Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal at the Raj Bhawan and submitted […]

Odisha Demands 7.87 Lakh Houses Under PMAY For 14 Fani-Hit Districts

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. […]

Arrested Lady Sarpanch Who 'Used Collector Powers' To Raze PMAY Houses Suspended

Bolangir: The State Panchayati Raj department has placed Hemakanti Munda, the lady Sarpanch of Salveta panchayat in Bolangir, under suspension based on a report submitted by the district administration with regard to bulldozing houses being constructed under PMAY-G. Last month, OTV had telecast a report on the incident highlighting how Munda, her husband and few […]

Odisha Lady Sarpanch ‘Uses Collector Power’ To Bulldoze PMAY Houses

Bolangir: When coronavirus started spreading its tentacles to every nook and corner of Odisha, the Sarpanches were vested with powers of District Collectors to strengthen battle against the pandemic. CM Naveen even accorded a warrior status to the Sarpanches apart from announcing Rs 50 lakh compensation in case they die of COVID-19. Hardly did people […]

When Misery Becomes Your Story: Elderly Odisha Woman's Struggle With Hardship

Angul: Tears rolled down her parched cheeks when she described her life while summing it up as ‘pitiful’. This is the story of Champa Naik, a widowed woman from a poor family in Purunagarh village of Angul district who has been struggling with extreme hardship in the dusk of her life. Champa lost her son […]

Is Odisha Planning To Piggyback Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana On PMAY?

Bhubaneswar: Amid row over merger of State-run KALIA scheme with Centre’s PM-KISAN, it seems that Odisha government is also trying to piggyback its Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana on the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). Data available on the Union Rural Development Ministry’s website claims that the Odisha government has not spent a single penny and […]

Refund Money To Avail House Under PMAY: Odisha Govt To Housing Scheme Defaulters

Bhubaneswar: The Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department of Odisha government has directed all the Project Directors of District Rural Development Agencies (DRDAs) to facilitate Rural Housing scheme beneficiaries sanctioned houses prior to 2016-17 in house completion. As per reports, the Director of Panchayati Raj Department, Rajesh Prabhakar Patil issued a letter in this regard […]

Women Thrash PEO For ‘Duping’ PMAY Beneficiaries In Odisha

Dhenkanal: The Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) of Ghagaramunda in Kankadahada block of Dhenkanal district was reportedly thrashed by women villagers of Gatarei under Parajanga police limits on Friday. The matter came to fore after the video of the incident went viral on various social media platforms today. As per reports, the PEO Basant Behera had […]

Unmarried Girl Listed As Widow, Allotted PMAY House In Odisha

Bhadrak: In yet another case of irregularity in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in the State, an unmarried college girl was allegedly allotted a house under the scheme after being listed as a widow in Narendrapur village under Tihidi block in the district. According to the complainant Bhagirathi Sutar, Nibedita Behera, daughter of Rabindra […]

85% PMAY Beneficiaries In Odisha Are Bogus: BJP

Bhubaneswar: BJP in a press conference today levelled serious charges of corruption in implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in Odisha. BJP spokesperson Golak Mohapatra and partly leader Sarada Pradhan alleged that there are widespread irregularities in identification of beneficiaries in the Central Government’s flagship PMAY. As per their allegations no less than […]

Odisha BJP Stages Protest Over State Govt 'Hijacking' Central Schemes

Bhubaneswar: Many leaders, MLAs and workers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan accusing the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of hijacking the flagship schemes of the Centre in Odisha. The national party has alleged that BJD has hijacked Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), and undemocratically changed the […]

PMAY Vs Mo Ghara Battle Continues In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Continuing its tirade against the alleged hijacking of the Centre’s flagship schemes, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today launched massive protests outside block and municipality offices across Odisha reiterating that the state government is trying to usurp the funds provided under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and portray it as State’s Awas Yojana/Biju […]

BJP, BJD Lock Horns Over Rural Housing Scheme In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A day before the scheduled foundation laying of 4 lakh houses by CM Naveen Patnaik, the Odisha BJP today criticised the move citing that the state government is trying to hijack the funds provided under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and portray it as State’s rural housing scheme. Prior to the elections, Naveen […]

Naveen Patnaik's focus on 5T in Odisha
CM Naveen Patnaik's mix reaction to Union Budget

Bhubaneswar: State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave a mixed reaction to the Union Budget 2019-20 which was tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament on Friday. Patnaik welcomed the medium to long-term vision of the Union government while he expressed concern over some issues. “The Union Budget 2019-20 speaks of medium to long-term […]

Two crore houses to be built in villages under PMAY in three years: President

New Delhi: Nearly two crore houses will be built in the villages under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in the next three years, President Ram Nath Kovind said Thursday. Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, the President said women are being given priority in the registration of houses being built under the […]

Only 39% of 79 lakh PMAY homes built so far: Report

New Delhi: With only 39 per cent of the homes sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana built so far, completion of affordable housing projects under the PMAY has been slow, according to an Anarock report on Sunday. “Progress under the PMAY has been slow. As of now, we’re not looking at realistic completion of the […]

Jay Panda on conspiracy and abhijit iyer row
Irregularities in State’s Housing Scheme, beneficiaries made to pay bribes: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Days after allegations on rampant corruption in the implementation of several toilet projects in Odisha surfaced, former MP Baijayant Panda today, has written about allegations on irregularities in the State’s housing scheme. He claimed to have reported the matter to the state government and demanded a vigilance enquiry during his term as an MP […]