20 lakh households live in kutcha (thatched) houses in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Tuesday informed the Assembly a whooping 20 lakh households live in kutcha (thatched) houses in the State now.

Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Minister Pratap Jena informed this in response to a question of Congress MLA Suresh Routray.

“Twenty lakh households are yet to receive any assistance under any of rural housing schemes,” informed the Minister

The Minister furhter informed that of the 20 lakh households, 1,845 families belong to Jatni.

He said all the households living in kutcha houses would be provided houses under rural housing schemes in a phased manner.

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