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Odisha seeks 5 lakh pucca houses for cyclone-hit people

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Naveen on Monday requested to sanction 5 lakh pucca houses for the cyclone-affected people in the state.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, requested him to consider sanctioning 5 lakh Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (G) special houses initially for the state.

He also sought a waiver of the Permanent Wait List (PWL) criterion for this particular allocation and also consider Centre-state sharing pattern of 90:10 as a special case.

"The rainy season is fast approaching and the monsoon is likely to reach around June 10. Therefore, keeping in view the urgency to provide pucca houses to the affected people, we are going ahead with issuing of work orders from June 1 in anticipation of approval of our proposal by the government of India," said the

The said that according to preliminary estimation, about 5 lakh houses have been completely or substantially damaged across 14 districts with the major loss occuring in district.

The was undertaking a detailed house damage assessment which would be completed shortly, he added.

Modi reviewed the cyclone situation in the state on May 6. The cyclonic storm Fani had hit the coast on May 3.



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 14:22 IST