Pucca House For Slum Dwellers in Bhubaneswar
To woo the urban poor, chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated several major projects worth around Rs 1,300 crore in the city. He also distributed 8,665 entitlement certificates, 104 final allotment letters and 130 provisional allotment letters to slum dwellers under Awaas (Odisha Urban Housing Mission).
Addressing a public meeting, Naveen said by 2022 all slum dwellers will have pucca houses as his government will will keep its promise in the subsequent phases. “Happiness of the poor is of greatest satisfaction to me. Welfare of the poor has been a priority of my government. I am always with them and will continue working for protection of their rights,” he said. More than 10,000 slum dwellers received pucca houses on the occasion. Naveen also announced a special package of Rs 1,000 crore for development of the drainage system across the the city to check urban flooding and waterlogging in low-lying areas. He laid the foundation stone of 40 projects worth around Rs 1,160 crore of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL), Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT), Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) and the tourism department.
He inaugurated one housing project at Rangamatia and Nirman Shramik Rahani Sthal at Kharvel Nagar worth about Rs 59 crore. The foundation stone laying included 12 drainage projects of BMC, six renovation of water bodies by BMC, nine community toilet projects by BMC, five toilet on wheels by BMC, rejuvenation of Bindusagar by the tourism department, seven projects by BDA, 10 projects by OPTCL, development of two depots by CRUT, BMC-ICOMC building by BSCL, Integrated Development of Ekamra Kshetra by the tourism department. He laid foundation stone for seven projects involving roads and buildings by the public works department.
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