Woman deprived of housing aid in Ganjam village

Despite implementation of several schemes to provide houses to poor families, many in Ganjam district are deprived.

Published: 05th September 2016 07:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2016 07:08 AM   |  A+A-

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BERHAMPUR: Despite implementation of several schemes to provide houses to poor families, many in Ganjam district are deprived of the benefits due to red-tapism.

Khali Nayak (54) of Kumbhar Street at Jagannathprasad in Ganjam is one such woman who has been deprived of the welfare scheme. The woman has been living alone in her single-room thatched house ever since the death of her husband. During Phailin in 2013, her house was damaged. Despite her several attempts to seek Government assistance to repair her house, no help was forthcoming. Khali gets a meagre pension of `300 per month. Due to the financial crunch, she has not been able to repair her house. The administration is yet to look into her plight.

75-year-old rescued

Dhenkanal: A 75-year-old woman was rescued in distressed condition by Sadar Tehsildar Satrughan Kar from Govindpur on Friday after the intervention of Collector Roopa Roshan Sahoo.

The woman, Sarojini Das, suffered from illness. Her son, who stays with her, is apparently mentally deranged. On being informed, Kar admitted her in SCB Medical in Cuttack for advanced treatment. “We have taken necessary steps to provide adequate health services and care to Sarojini as per the doctor’s advice,” Kar said.

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