Naveen Urges PM Modi To Provide Safe Housing For Fani-Hit Families

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider his demand for sanctioning of special houses to people affected by cyclone FANI in the state under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G).

The Chief Minister in his letter to the Prime Minister on Wednesday said “Odisha has identified, geo-tagged and Aadhar seeded 7.87 lakh houses in 14 ‘FANI’ affected districts. These beneficiaries may be brought into the permanent wait list of PMAY (G) and considered for sanction of PMAY (G) special houses.”

This will not only provide relief to the FANI affected families, but also ensure safe housing to rural families to withstand the natural calamities in the cyclone-prone areas, the Odisha CM added.

He also requested that the Union Rural Development Ministry may be advised to open window of Aawaas+ Mobile App to geo-tag these houses to ensure the objective of “Safe housing for all”.

The state has identified  6.07 lakh eligible households who had been left-out from the permanent wait list of PMAY(G) in16 non-FANI affected districts, the CM mentioned in the letter.