In reply to a query by Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari, Jyoti told the Parliament that of the 41.72 lakh households enlisted in Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) list of 2011 in Odisha, 18.75 lakh were verified as eligible by the state under PMAY-G as on December 16.
The state is yet to sanction houses to 39,180 beneficiaries while 1,99,882 sanctioned houses are yet to be completed from the 18.75 lakh beneficiaries made available through SECC 2011. The state has sanctioned houses to 18.36 lakh. Out of this, houses of 16.75 lakh have been completed.
The Union minister said there is target to construct 2.95 crore houses under PMAY-G in the country to achieve the objective of Housing for All in rural areas. The beneficiaries have been identified based on the housing deprivation parameters prescribed under Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC)-2011.
After due verification by the gram sabha and completion of Appellate Process Gram panchayat-wise permanent wait list (PWL) is prepared. The auto generated priority list of households from SECC, 2011 database was provided to the States/Union Territories (UTs) for conducting gram sabha meetings to finalise the PWL. As on December 16, a total of 2.15 crore households have been identified and included in PWL from SECC, 2011 in the country.
Allotment of houses under PMAY-G has been a major bone of contention between BJP and BJD in Odisha. The BJP has been accusing the BJD of distributing houses under the flagship scheme by consideration of beneficiaries on partylines. The BJD has been pressing for allocation of additional houses through special consideration for people affected by cyclone and tribals.
A team of BJD MPs on Monday had a meeting with Union rural development minister Giriraj Singh at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi to press for more houses under PMAY-G.