Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) to expedite the housing project at Patharbandh slums here.
Chairman-cum-managing director of HUDCO VP Baligar met the Chief Minister in his chamber and discussed the projects of the corporation in the State. Naveen said HUDCO should extend housing loans to the poor in rural as well as urban areas at low interest rate and easy instalments.
Baligar informed Naveen that HUDCO will extend loan to the poor urban and rural areas at 8.25 pc interest and easy installments. HUDCO is also interested in extending financial assistance for supply of drinking water, construction of godowns and cold storages, Baligar added.
The proposal for construction of houses for fishermen was also discussed.
The corporation will construct night shelters and shelter homes for children in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Principal Secretary to the CM Aditya Prasad Padhi, BDA vice-chairman Vishal Kumar Dev and senior officials of HUDCO were present.