Odisha Govt Targets To Complete Over 1.17 Lakh Houses Under PMAY By 2022

Bhubaneswar: The state government targets to complete the construction of over 1.89 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by 2022.

According to official sources, of 1,89,639 houses were sanctioned for the categories of  beneficiary led house construction (BLC), affordable housing in partnership (AHP), in-situ slum redevelopment (ISSR) of PMAY. While 72,010 houses have been completed,  the remaining 1,17,629 houses will be constructed by 2022.

Of the total PMAY houses, around 1.55 lakh are to be constructed in BLC mode, 15,000 houses in AHP and the rest in ISSR mode.

The Odisha Urban Housing Mission (OUHM) has already held a meeting with Axis Bank and other stakeholders in this regard and plans to rope in other banks soon to extend loans to beneficiaries under BLC.

“We have also requested banks to grant loans to developers for the construction of PMAY houses under AHP and ISSR,” TNIE quoted an official of the OUHM as saying.

He further said the houses completed so far have been constructed in BLC mode. The  banks have provided loans to the beneficiaries for construction of houses on minimum 30 square metre land.

The OUHM and the Axis Bank have already convened a joint workshop under ‘Awas Par Samvaad’ programme to encourage financial inclusion of beneficiaries and social mobilisation for implementation of PMAY, TNIE quoted assistant vice-president of the bank for government business Manoranjan Mohanty as saying.

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