Tag: Pmay

Centre orders probe into PMAY irregularities in Mahanga

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union Rural Development minister Narendra Singh Tomar ordered the Chief Controller of Accounts to send an internal audit team to Odisha to probe the alleged irregularities in allotment of houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY) in Mahanga of Cuttack district Replying to a letter from Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan who […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Biju Pucca Ghar row: Divergent data raise eyebrows

Bhubaneswar: Following the controversy over Odisha government’s claim of constructing 10 lakh houses under Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) in past two years, the divergence between data announced by the CM Naveen Patnaik and the facts provided by the Panchayatiraj department has further raised eyebrows. Investigations conducted by OTV revealed that the Panchayatiraj department’s website […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Submission of PMAY beneficiary list deferred till Aug 20

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong note of the discrepancies in the list for Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC) under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY), the Odisha government has extended the last date for submission of the final list to August 20. The Housing and Urban Development Department recently issued a letter in this regard to all Collectors. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Cabinet relaxes norms for ration cards for govt housing scheme beneficiaries

The Odisha government has decided to relax the norms for issue of ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) Order for the beneficiaries covered under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Centre lauds State on PMGSY, PMAY implementation, but BJP unimpressed

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Central government headed by the BJP today complimented the State government for the successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), the party’s state unit has pilloried the state government dubbing it ‘inactive and inefficient’. Additional secretary, Union Ministry of Rural Development, Amarjit Sinha, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Op-Ed: Don’t be fooled by the rhetoric; BJP, BJD are still ‘frenemies’

By all accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went farther in his criticism of the Naveen Patnaik government at the two back to back public meetings in Talcher and Jharsuguda on Saturday than he has done since coming to power in May, 2014. The rally in Jharsuguda, in particular, was significant because it marked the first […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
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.

  • Thursday, 27 May 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021