Bhubaneswar: Completion of the construction of houses for poor people in rural housing schemes has crossed 12.34 lakh since 2014-15. This was known from Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi after a review meeting over videoconferencing with the district administrations from the State Secretariat here on Thursday.
Earlier, Panchayati Raj Secretary Droranjan Kumar Singh outlined the issues for discussions.
He advised the Collectors to ensure timely payment of bills and incentives to the beneficiaries so that it would motivate other beneficiaries to complete their houses in time.
Notably, the Government has declared an incentive of Rs 20,000 to each beneficiary who completes his house within four months of the issue of work order and Rs 10,000 for completion within six months.
Singh informed that so far around 28,000 beneficiaries have been given the incentive.
The Collectors were also told that each housing beneficiary would be facilitated to create one livelihood asset through convergence with the MGNREGS and the National Rural Livelihood Mission.
Available data showed that till today, a total of 12,34,744 housing units have been completed under the schemes like Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana , India Awas Yojana and Nirma Shramik Pucca Ghar Yojana.
The Chief Secretary directed for geo tagging of all the houses and beneficiaries by August 31.