The Government of Odisha commits to provide pucca houses to all the houseless and those staying in Kutcha houses in rural area. In this endeavor following Schemes are implemented by Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department.
Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India has been revamped to Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Grameen). The houseless poor families and those living in less than two kutcha rooms as per SECC-2011 Survey are eligible for availing housing assistance to construct minimum of 25 Sq. Mtr. of house. The housing assistance is Rs. 1.30 Lakh in IAP District and Rs. 1.20 Lakh in Non-IAP Districts. Besides, through convergence with MGNREGS, the beneficiary avails Labour Component of 90 / 95 days (IAP-95, Non-IAP- 90) and Rs. 12,000/- for construction of toilet out of Swatch Bharat Mission (SBM) / MGNREGS.
Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana is the State’s own flagship programme. The scheme was launched during the financial year, 2014-15 replacing the old scheme
“MO-KUDIA YOJANA” with a view to achieving the objective of converting all the kutcha houses to pucca houses.
The BPGY has two components:
Expenditures like payment of incentive to beneficiaries of both PMAY (G) and BPGY for early completion of house, Award of excellence, Preparation of IEC material, Training of officials, Cost of engraved Logo etc. are met out of this Component.
Under this component houses are sanctioned to the following categories of beneficiaries
All the kutcha households residing in 691 mining affected villages of 08 Districts viz. Angul, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Koraput, Mayurbhanj & Sundargarh are provided pucca houses under Biju Pucca Ghar (Mining) scheme on saturation mode.
The scheme is funded by Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) and implemented by Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department.
Building and other construction workers having existing valid registration with the Odisha. Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board under the Building and other construction workers (RE&CS) Act at least for a period of 1 year are eligible for assistance under the “Nirman Sharmik Pucca Ghar Yojana”. This scheme is funded by Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (OB&OCWWB) and implemented by Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department. The unit assistance and instalment pattern are same as with BPGY beneficiaries.
All the above Rural Housing Schemes follow an uniform Instalment Pattern.
The unit cost of each house is Rs. 1,30,000/- for 18 IAP Districts and Rs. 1,20,000/- for 12 Non-IAP Districts. In addition to the above financial assistance, beneficiary is entitled for 90 and 95 person days in Non-IAP & IAP Districts respectively as labour component under MGNREGS. Besides, Rs.12,000/-assistance for construction of toilet under Swachha Bharat Mission is also sanctioned to the beneficiary.
No middle man is allowed to construct the house for the beneficiary. The funds are released in four instalments through direct funds transfer mode to the beneficiary’s account from the nodal State account in following manner:-
|Amount (in Rs.)
|After Digging of Foundation
|On completion of plinth level
|After reaching Roof level and completing
Centring and Shuttering required for Roof Caste
|After completion of the house in all respect including
the sanitary latrine, affixing of logo and beneficiary starts living in the house.