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Chief Secretary of odisha government sanctioned additional 4,849 houses in 20 ULBs

Bhubaneswar:21/5/18; Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi sanctioned additional 4,849 houses in 20 ULBs under the Odisha Urban Housing Mission (OUHM) while chairing the state level sanctioning and monitoring committee meeting at the secretariat on Monday.

While giving nod to the projects, Padhi directed to expedite the process of the issue of work orders against the sanctioned projects. Padhi further directed the officials to intensify follow up and monitoring at ground level for early completion of the sanctioned houses. He also directed the departments to complete at least 38,000 dwelling units within coming six months.

Briefing the media after the meeting, Mission director Suresh Chandra Dalai said that 23 DPRs received from 20 ULBs have been sanctioned in the meeting. A total number of 4,849 houses would be built in these projects with the investment of around Rs.14.588 cr.

Available data show that the houses are beneficiary led which means the houses will be built by beneficiaries themselves. On an average, a dwelling house of around 21 to 30 sq has been estimated around Rs.3 lakhs. Out of this, the beneficiary will get a financial assistance of around 2 lakh which will be provided both by the Central and State Government. Another amount of Rs 1 lakh will be the beneficiary share. Arrangements have been made for loan linkage to the beneficiaries from the banks for this amount of beneficiary share.

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