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Odisha CM Reviews Performance Of Panchayati Raj Dept


10 May 2018

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the performance of Panchayati Raj Department during the last four years – 2014-18. The Department shared its achievement with the public through a media briefing here after the Chief Minister’s review.

Highlights:

Landless beneficiaries are allotted house sites over a compact patch of land and cluster houses are constructed for these beneficiaries.

The cluster houses of Rengali, Maneswar, Jamankira of Sambalpur District and Pottangi of Koraput District are some such examples.

A directory of landless households eligible for availing house is being prepared for distribution of house-site as per the existing Revenue Laws.

Steps are taken to provide asset out of MGNREGS and OLM to Rural Housing beneficiaries of FY 2018-19 for their livelihood activities.

Eleven housing typologies suitable to geographical condition of the State have been developed in consultation with CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, where by affordable and durable houses can be constructed in a very less time using locally available building materials.

A Technology Park is under construction with the help of CSIR-CBRI at SIRD, Bhubaneswar to train the stakeholders about housing typologies and convergence.

An user friendly mobile app "AMA GHARA" has been developed, where by beneficiary her/himself can capture photo of house. The captured photos are linked with RH Portal and facilitates in timely release of instalments to beneficiaries and planning out resolving short comings of construction.

There is zero tolerance for corrupt and unethical practices. Action has been initiated against 816 officials involved in unethical practices.

Swachha Bharat Mission- Gramin (SBM-G)

As an important aspect of human life, SBM-G has been implementing in the state to improve the rural sanitation which in turn enhance the economic growth and the quality of life of rural people. An amount of Rs 643.44 crore has been spent out of fund available of Rs 1111.75 (58%). Out of proposed 11,09,510 IHHL, 7,71,901 (70%) IHHLs have been constructed.

National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)

In order to facilitate effective implementation of NRLM in the state, OLM has adopted intensive block and non-intensive block approach. Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM) is engaged with about 35 Lakh households by covering 3.20 lakh SHGs across the state through both intensive and non intensive approach.

3.20 Lakh SHGs spread all over the State. 1.92 Lakh SHGs covered under intensive approach in 150 Intensive blocks.

Out of total fund Rs 321.81 crore, Rs 309.98 crore has been spent under the schemes. 101392 no of SHGs have been credit linked as against the target of 80000, which is 127% of total target. 15703 (84 %) SHGS have been availed Revolving Fund as grant.

In 2017-18 , 32735 rural youths have been trained through RSETIs against the target of 35000 under DDU-GKY scheme, which is 94% of the target.

Rural Housing Schemes

Since 2014-15, 17.10 lakhs houses have been constructed in the State utilizing Rs 14,012 crore. Target is to build 2 million houses by end of September 2018. A digitized directory of beneficiaries constructing houses is under preparation which is likely to be completed by the end of July, 2018.

Incentive is paid to beneficiaries, tagged officers, SHGs and NGOs for early completion of houses. 1.87 lakh beneficiaries have received incentives amounting to Rs 276 crore.

Each Block staff is tagged with specific beneficiaries and paid incentive of Rs 500, Rs 300 and Rs 200 for completion of house within 4 months, 6 months and 1 year respectively.

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Pradeep Maharathy, Minister, Panchayati Raj, Odisha