Odisha CM writes to PM Modi, demands houses for FANI-hit victims under PMAY-G

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to consider his demand for sanctioning of special houses to people affected by cyclone FANI in the state under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G).

In his letter, the CM said Odisha has identified, geo-tagged and Aadhaar seeded 7.87 lakh houses in 14 FANI affected districts. The beneficiaries may be brought into permanent wait list of PMAY(G) and considered for sanction of PMAY(G) special houses.

He said the move will not only provide relief to the affected families, but also ensure safe housing to rural families to withstand natural calamities in the cyclone prone areas.

He further insisted the PM to open window of Aawaas+ mobile app to geo-tag houses that had been left out from the permanent wait list of PMAY-G in 16 non-FANI affected districts, to accomplish the objective of ‘safe housing for all’.

“The state has identified  6.07 lakh eligible households who had been left-out from the permanent wait list of PMAY(G) in 16 non-FANI affected districts,” the CM mentioned in the letter.


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