Target for Financial Year 2016-17 : 62,416
Biju Pacca Ghar Yojana is the State’s own flagship programme with an allocation of Rs 700 crore during the Financial year 2016-17
It has replaced the “Mo Kudia” scheme of Govt. (introduced in 2008-09) from Financial year 2014-15.
Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana 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 lakhs & Rs. 1.20 lakhs to eligible state holders of IAP and Non-IAP Districts respectively for constructing a 25 Sq.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 95 and 90 person days in IAP & Non-IAP Districts respectively and Rs. 12,000/- with 3 days labour component out of Swaach Bharat Mission / MGNREGS towards construction of toilets in addition to the above financial assistance.The total financial assistance comes to Rs 1,59,052/- for IAP beneficiaries and Rs 1,48,182/- for Non IAP beneficiaries.
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.