Odisha Govt Brings ULBs Under Awas Yojana


BHUBANESWAR: All the 110 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of Odisha have been brought under the AWAS Yojana of Odisha Urban Housing Mission.

This was discussed in State Level Sanctioning Committee held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Saturday.

The committee approved the housing projects submitted by 41 cities. The DPRs submitted by 41 ULBs were approved in the meeting with a total estimated cost of around Rs.71914 crore.

Considering the project proposals, Padhi directed the Urban Housing Mission to make appropriate utilisation of the open space provided for urban housing projects.

A total number of 23911 housing units were approved for these cities.

Director of Urban Housing Mission Sachin R. Yadhav said these 23911 housing units would be constructed with financial support from Centre, Odisha government and beneficiary contribution.

The concerned ULB would develop necessary basic infrastructure.  The cost per dwelling unit would be around Rs.3 lakhs. Out which Centre and state government would provide Rs.2 lakhs. The balance money would be the beneficiary contribution, said an official.

The beneficiary could contribute his labour towards this cost. Those in dire need would also be linked with the bank loan for this contribution. The loan would be payable in very easy instalments.

 In the meanwhile, District Urban Housing Societies (DUHS) have been formed in 30 districts along with one at Bhubaneswar for monitoring the implementation of the projects. All the 110 ULBs have been clustered under 31 DUHSs.

The State Level Technical Cell sources said that 50 municipal bodies and corporations were asked to submit their proposals in the first phase against which 41 submitted the DPRs.

The rest ULBs were asked to submit their DPRs by the end of July 2016. Similarly, in the 2nd phase all NACs have been taken up, and they have been asked to submit their DPRs by the end of August 2016.