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Odisha Government is set to provide housing facilities to the economically weaker sections

Bhubaneswar:6/11/19: Minister for Housing, Panchayati Raj and Law, Pratap Jena has said the government is set to provide housing facilities to the economically weaker sections in urban areas.

Jena, at a review meeting here at Lok Seva Bhawan on Wednesday, said the government needs at least five lakh houses, but till date, 1.27 lakh houses have been sanctioned. He said 51,000  have received their land deeds and added that by March next year 25,000 more deeds will be distributed to the people.

Jena said the government is chalking out a plan of action for providing better housing facilities to the weaker sections of the society living in five municipal corporations in the state. Nearly 3.90 houses are required in the municipal corporations, the minister said and added that BDA and CDA are given the responsibility to construct the houses by 2020.

The work of various projects under Amrut Yojana is progressing rapidly, Jena said and indicated that funds from the industries are used for completing the drinking water projects. He said 45 projects of the 50 are completed and the rest projects are being expedited.

The minister advised the officials to complete the project within the schedule during the review meeting. The review meeting was attended by chairman of Odisha Housing Board Priyadarshi Mishra, Housing Commissioner G Mathivathanan, ORERA chairman Amiya Kumar Mohapatra, Housing director Suresh Chandra Dalei and others.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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