**Bhubaneswar: ** Chairing the State Level Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (SLSMC) meeting held in Secretariat on Monday, Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi accorded sanction to additional number of 4849 dwelling houses in 20 urban local bodies (ULBs) under the Odisha Urban Housing Mission (OUHM).
He also directed the departments to complete at least 38,000 dwelling units within coming 6 months.
While giving nod to the projects, the Chief Secretary directed to expedite the process of the issue of work orders against the sanctioned projects.
He further directed to intensify follow up and monitoring at ground level for early completion of the sanctioned houses.
In a media query after the meeting, Mission Director Suresh Chandra Dalai said that total number of 23 DPRs received from 20 ULBs was sanctioned in the meeting. A total number of 4849 houses would be built in these projects with investment of around Rs 14,588 crore.
Available data shows that the houses are beneficiary-led which means the houses will be built by beneficiaries themselves.
On an average, a dwelling house of around 21 to 30 sq mt has been estimated around Rs 3 lakhs. Out of this, the beneficiary will get a financial assistance of around Rs 2 lakhs which will be provided both by the Central and State Governments. Another amount of Rs 1 lakh will be the beneficiary share.
Arrangements have been made for loan linkage to the beneficiaries from the banks for this amount of beneficiary share, he added.
With this additional sanction, the total number of houses sanctioned under OUHM increased to 59,121 in 110 ULBs. Against this so far around 38,000 work orders have been issued and 2376 houses have been completed. Construction of balance houses are under progress. Other 3 ULBs have been asked to send the PDRs quickly.
Mission Director Dalai also said that those ULBs would be involved in the scheme as and when they send the DPRs.
Prominent among others, Principal Secretary Finance Tuhin Kanta Pandey, Principal Secretary General Administration Ashok Kumar Meena, Principal Secretary Revenue & Disaster Management Chandra Sekhar Kumar and Secretary Housing & Urban Development G. Mathivathanan participated in the discussions.
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