DEMAND FOR RELEASING FUNDS FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CYCLONE FANI UNDER PMAY-G REHABILITATION PROGRAMME IN ODISHA

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

05/03/20

SHRI AMAR PATNAIK (Odisha):Sir, the State Government of Odisha had moved the Ministry of Rural Development to sanction Special Houses under the PMAY (Gramin) in the first phase for the homeless poor families whose houses were partially or completely damaged by ‘Fani’. Initially, the State Government had requested: …(Interruptions).. (i) Waiver of the Permanent Waiting List (PWL) criteria for these houses; …(Interruptions).. (ii) 90:10 fund sharing between the Centre-State as a special case; and (iii) Increasing the Unit Assistance of these houses to Rs.2.5 lakh to improve disaster resilience.Subsequently, the Odisha Government had geo-tagged 12.75 lakh damaged/kutcha houses and requested early sanction of these as PMAY(Gramin) Special Houses for Fani-affected
families. ...(Interruptions)... However, as a few left-out but eligible families remain, an additional 15 days are sought for geo-tagging through the Awaas+ App for the 14 Fani-affected districts. ...(Interruptions)... The State Government has also identified all 'kutcha' houses left out of the PWL across all districts. ...(Interruptions)... In a letter to the Prime Minister, the hon. Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik, had
requested that these eligible left-out families in the 16 'non-Fani' affected districts could be included via geo tagging on the Awaas+ App and be brought under the PMAY(G). ...(Interruptions)... He also brought notice to the fact that the MoRD is yet to release to the State: ...(Interruptions)... (1) Balance Central share of Rs. 818 crore as the first tranche under PMAY(G) 2019-20; and (2) Arrears of Rs. 202 crore under PMAY(G) Contingency Fund since 2017-18. ...(Interruptions)... Therefore, I demand that the requisite action be taken on these issues at the earliest.