Odisha Government to construct 3 lakh Rural Houses in 2016-17

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Odisha Government has set a target to construct 2 lakh 96 thousand Rural houses in 2016-17.

Total financial allocation for this would be about Rs. 3553 crore of which Rs.2217 crore is central allocation, according to the Department of Rural Development under the ministry of Rural Development.

In the 2015-16 financial year Odisha has achieved stupendous 200% against the national average of only 82%. While the annual target was 1,35,403 units of house , the state constructed about 2lakh 71,111 units of house under the scheme. In the national level, while the total annual target was 2079146 units, as many as 1713502 units were constructed.

The Union Government has set a target to construct about 32 lakh 60,997 units of houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yajna (PMAY) /Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) in the current financial year (2016-17), according to a report by the union Rural Development Ministry.

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