Under the rural housing schemes, over 31 lakh houses have been completed in the state over a span of six years as informed by a top official. As many as 31,08,471 houses allotted to beneficiaries under different schemes were completed, and 1,75,960 houses were in different stages of construction.
According to the official reports, Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra, while presiding over the oversight committee meeting on rural housing schemes Saturday, directed the authorities to allot pucca houses to all 8,575 eligible families under the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) category in a time-bound manner.
The report further added that earlier designated as Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs), the government has recently re-designated them as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) for giving them special attention for their all-around development. Thirteen different tribes come under the PVTG category in Odisha, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRTI), Bhubaneswar.
The houses were being allotted to the people under rural housing schemes such as Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana ( Grameen), Pucca Ghar Yojana (mining), Nirman Shramik (construction workers), Pucca Ghar Yojana, and Mastya Jeebi (Fishermen) Basagruha Yojana.
Around 39,198 beneficiaries found eligible for rural housing schemes were landless. Of them, 2,326 families were allotted land, and the rest were under consideration as many of them were staying on objectionable land , the statement said.
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