Target for FY 2016-17 :- 29,769
Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (Mining)
‘Smile on Faces of Poor’
Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (Mining) is a major Flagship program of Government of Odisha, which plays a pivotal role in Rural Development. Odisha Government attaches utmost priority and importance to provide pucca house to every household, living in kutcha house and is committed to achieve this goal by 2019. Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana launched during 2014 is instrumental in the commitment of Government for pucca houses to all. Its significance in the context of low levels of economic condition of the people and multi-hazard profile as well as high levels of vulnerability in the State is quite discernible.
For availing a Biju Pucca Ghar, the rural household must be having a Kutcha house as per SECC 2011. Government is providing assistance of Rs. 1.30 lakh & Rs. 1.20 lakh to eligible stake holders of IAP and Non-IAP Districts respectively for constructing a 25Sq.mtr pucca house which can withstand wears and tears of nature at least for a period of 30 years. The beneficiary is provided labour component of 90 and 95 person days in Non-IAP & IAP Districts respectively and Rs. 12,000/- out of Swaach Bharat Mission / MGNREGS towards construction of toilets in addition to the above financial assistance.
The role of intermediary does not find place in the Scheme and beneficiary construct house herself/himself. The financial assistance is provided directly from State account to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts in three installments. During current year Government has kept budgetary provision of Rs. 700 Crores and plans to enhance the allocation in coming financial years.
Every day more than 1669 rural households living in kutcha houses are shifting to their new Pucca houses provided under rural housing schemes in Odisha and the trend is growing day by day.
Government leaves no stone unturned for successful implementation of Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana and has taken various innovative Steps.
- Robust monitoring mechanism has been developed. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha reviews the progress with Collectors, PD-DRDAs & other officers every month. Hon’ble Minister Panchayati Raj reviews the progress on weekly basis and Commissioner-cum-Secretary on daily basis.
- Large number of beneficiaries of previous years could not complete construction and were not in a position to complete because of low unit cost sanctioned earlier. These beneficiaries are motivated to refund the paid amount and become elligible for a house at the present increased unit cost. Many poor people unable to complete their house have been benefited through this.
- Any beneficiary completing house of RCC roof within four and six months of receiving work order is awarded Incentives of Rs. 10,000 and 5000 respectively for purchase of household articles.
- Each beneficiary has been tagged with a particular Block staff who facilitates the beneficiary in completing the house. The designated officers of block is paid Rs. 100/- for completion of each house towards extra effort put by him.
- An array of Masons have been produced through standardized training which has not only ironed out the dearth of skilled man power in rural Odisha, also been successful for arranging bread and butters to many unemployed youth.
- For public awareness at village level Door To Door Campaign, Rallies, Sensitization Camps, Mike announcements, Sensitization of PRI members and beneficiaries are being carried out.
- Block and Grama Panchayat officers are coordinating supply of building materials required for the construction of pucca houses to both Indira Awaas Yojana and Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana beneficiaries.