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Tag: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Housing Scheme
Odisha Govt To Transfer Rs 3000 To Bank Accounts Of BPGY Beneficiaries For House Repairs

The State Cabinet has also decided to give an assistance of Rs 5000 for house repair to those who have failed to get a house under the Central housing scheme

Centre To Allocate Rs 10,000 Cr More For PM Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana
Centre To Allocate Rs 10,000 Cr More For PM Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana

New Delhi: The Centre will allocate an additional amount of Rs 10,000 crore for the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana in a bid to boost rural employment amid the pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. The scheme, which includes various employment generating schemes including the MGNREGs, PMGSY among others, is in progress […]

BJP Alleges Large-Scale Irregularities In PMAY In Odisha’s Keonjhar
BJP Alleges Large-Scale PMAY Irregularities In Odisha

Keonjhar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged large-scale irregularities in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) at Pithagala panchayat under Harichandanpur block of Keonjhar district. Launching a scathing attack on ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), saffron party leader Dhanurjay Sidhu said, “Some tainted middlemen, contractors having links with the BJD and government officials have […]

Roof Over Head Still A Distant Dream For Many In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Despite a plethora of housing and welfare schemes introduced by the Centre and the State government, several families in Odisha continue to spend sleepless nights under the open sky. For Jatani Singh of Aanlakuda village under Suliapada block in Mayurbhanj district, neither the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) nor has Odisha’s Biju Pucca […]

BJD-BJP At Loggerheads Over Use Of Biju Logo On PMAY Houses

Bhubaneswar: The recent directive of Odisha government to use the logo of former CM Late Biju Patnaik on houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) has not gone down well particularly with BJP in the State. Raising the issue in Odisha Assembly, Leader of Opposition (LoP) Pradipta Naik on Monday categorically stated that Biju […]

Odisha Assembly Budget Session Likely To Be Stormy

Bhubaneswar: The Budget session of the Odisha Assembly scheduled to commence on February 14 is likely to be stormy with the opposition BJP and Congress planning to corner the ruling-BJD over a range of issues, including crime against women, lapses in paddy procurement and attacks on RTI activists. Leader of the Opposition (LoP) Pradipta Kumar […]

Gross Mismanagement Crops Up In Sanction Of PMAY Houses In Odisha

Bhadrak: Large scale mismanagement has come to the fore in the implementation of housing scheme for rural poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in two districts of Odisha, where many have been allegedly deprived of the scheme and some eligible beneficiaries are still waiting to avail the housing loans. One Ajay Nayak of […]

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 […]

Odisha Govt Trying To Hijack PMAY: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today came down heavily on the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha alleging that attempts are being made to ‘steal’ Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by using Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) logo tiles in houses allotted to beneficiaries under the scheme. Addressing a presser at the party headquarters […]

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 […]

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 […]

Action against 836 officers in housing scam in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Action has been taken against 836 officers for their alleged involvement in corruption under various housing schemes in Odisha in last two years, said a minister on Tuesday. Punitive measures have been taken against the officials based on complaints of corruption in the poverty alleviation schemes – Indira Awas Yojana/Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (G) […]

Gross Misappropriation of funds surfaces in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Odisha

Balasore: People of Bardhanpur panchayat in Balasore are having a harrowing time as lakhs of money meant for beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) have been allegedly embezzled by some fraudsters. Though beneficiaries have been identified under the PMAY scheme, many have not received housing units while the money has already been allegedly siphoned […]

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 […]

Congress did not give Ambedkar his due: Modi

Aligarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the Congress for humiliating the author of the Indian Constitution Dr B.R. Ambedkar and not giving him his due. Addressing an election rally here, Modi said: “The Congress has always insulted Dr Ambedkar. But I have seen other parties too that claimed to follow 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 […]

Centre-State spar over implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Baripada: The Centre on Sunday raised questions over the efficiency of the Odisha government in building houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and claimed that the State government has managed to build only 50% houses in 3 years despite complete allocation of funds for the same. The Union Rural Development Ministry, in a […]

Op-Ed: The Fine Art of Hoodwinking People

The Narendra Modi government at the Centre has been frequently pilloried and ridiculed for being a ‘jumla sarkar’ – and justifiably so. But surprisingly, the fact that the Naveen Patnaik dispensation in Odisha has been no less a ‘jumla’ government appears to have escaped the attention of commentators in our state. Forget the charges made […]

287 PMAY work orders distributed in Kalyansinghpur

Kalyansinghpur: A total of 287 work orders under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) were distributed today to beneficiaries in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district. Besides, 16 villagers received work orders under the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana in a programme at Kalyansinghpur. Moreover, 780 beneficiaries were also given old age pension. “Work order under Pradhan […]

Centre approves construction of 1.5 lakh houses for urban poor

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre has approved construction of 1.5 lakh houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), taking to 47.52 lakh the tally of houses under the programme so far, the Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry said today. The latest approval entails an investment of Rs 7,227 crore with central […]