Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday had a special council meeting to approve 614 applications for implementing beneficiary-led construction (BLC) to enable more and more inclusion of beneficiary so that the large gap between the housing demand in urban areas and the actual supply/availability would be decreased among the eligible needy class.
It can be mentioned here that after the launching of the special drive for the BLC on May 31, the civic body has so far found 614 applications as per the provisions under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
As per the provisions under the scheme for approval of the applications the special council meeting was convened. Earlier, 918 work orders for construction of houses under beneficiary-led construction provision have been issued by the BMC.
The State Government in its pro-people directive has asked the ULBs to overcome these difficulties in extending the benefits to deserving beneficiaries so that the more people would be covered under PMAY by filling specific affidavits, sworn in before the executive magistrate.
While in 67 wards under BMC publicity was carried out between June 1 and June 4 through various media, ward-wise camps were organised between June 5 and June 12.