Bhubaneswar:5/7/21:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Ministry of Rural Development to open the window of Aawaas+ Mobile App to migrate the data of identified eligible households under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) to Aawaas+.
Patnaik while thanking Modi for allotting PMAY(G) target of Rs 8.17 lakhs in favour of Odisha which will provide shelter security to the Cyclone “FANI” affected families, referred to his earlier request to cover 6 lakh identified eligible households under PMAY(G) in respect of the districts not affected by Cyclone “FANI”.
The Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister that Aawaas+ window was opened by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India only for 14 Cyclone “FANI” affected districts for a period of one month. The process of identification could not be taken up in the remaining 16 districts not affected by Cyclone “FANI”.
He mentioned that these are predominantly tribal-dominated districts and cover all the KBK areas. The State has identified the left-out eligible households in these Districts through State developed Rural Housing Portal observing the procedure similar to Aawaas+.
Patnaik, therefore, requested Modi to direct the Ministry of Rural Development to open the window of Aawaas+ Mobile App for the entire State of Odisha for a period of one month to migrate the data of identified eligible households to Aawaas+, which will be a pragmatic step towards achieving the objective of – “Safe housing for all”.