Bhubaneswar: Panchayati raj minister Prafulla Samal on Saturday informed the State Assembly that the state government has set a target to give 1.45 lakh residential houses to poor people of the state in the current year under Indira Awas Yojana and Mo Kudia programme.
He also assured that the people who had taken Hudco loan and financial assistances from NGOs after super cyclone of 1999 and have not completed their houses would be covered under both the programmes.
Replying to a short notice question of member Amar Prasad Satpathy during Zero hour, the minister said that Hudco had provided loans to the poor people of the state after the devastation of super cyclone 1999.
Although it had kept a provision of Rs 364 crore, it had actually given Rs 296.70 crore to 102,286 beneficiaries of the affected 14 districts. Of the beneficiaries, while 51,206 beneficiaries were given Rs 35,000 each in full, 51,080 beneficiaries were given partial loan of Rs 12, 000 each.
The minister said that nearly 14 lakh houses were damaged in the super cyclone and only 6 lakh houses under IAY were sanctioned. Hence, the state government had decided to give Hudco loan to some beneficiaries. Partial Hudco loan takers could not complete their houses. Some NGOs had provided financial assistances to some beneficiaries to construct houses but as their assistance was not sufficient, the beneficiaries could not complete their houses.
These beneficiaries would be given further assistances to complete their houses under IAY and Mo Kudia as per their category, he said. He said that if the beneficiary belongs to BPL, he would be given house under IAY and if poor but not listed as BPL would be given assistance under Mo Kudia.