The State Government on Tuesday announced that the below poverty line (BPL) families whose houses were damaged during cyclone Phailin and subsequent floods in October would get new houses under ‘Mo Kudia’ scheme.
Replying to a question from Surendra Prasad Paramanik (Cong) in the Assembly on Tuesday, Panchayatiraj Minister Kalpataru Das said that over 2.1 lakh houses in 18 districts of the State have been completely destroyed by the cyclone and subsequent flood.
Das said a proposal has been sent to the Centre demanding 1.16 lakh houses for poor families in six districts (Keonjhar, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj, Khurda and Cuttack) under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) in the first phase.
Another proposal will be submitted to the Centre for rest of the districts after getting reports from the district administration on the number of houses damaged during the calamities, he said.
Besides, as per the decision of the Government, BPL families would continue to avail of the benefits of different Government schemes even after the death of family head, he said.
The Minister said that collectors will be informed through circulars regarding the State Government’s decision on allotment of houses for cyclone and flood-affected families.