Beneficiary-led construction under PMAY: BMC special council meet approves 614 proposals

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today had a special Council meeting to approve 614 applications for implementing beneficiary-led construction (BLC) to enable more and more inclusion of beneficiary so that the large gap between the housing demand in urban areas and the actual supply/availability would be decreased among the eligible needy class.
It can be mentioned here that after the launching of the special drive for the BLC on May 31, the civic body has so far found 614 applications as per the provisions under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (PMAY).
As per the provisions under the scheme for approval of the applications the special Council meeting of the Corporation has to be convened. Earlier, 918 work orders for construction of houses under beneficiary-led construction provision have been issued by BMC.
In fact, there is a considerable gap between the actual demand for the houses under the BLC vertical of PMAY and the cause was led to the ownership of the land (RoR) records as in many cases the records were either found jointly or in the name of their predecessors. It has also been discovered that the delayed mutation proceedings due to ongoing settlement operations also come as a hurdle in order to delay such benefits.
The state government in its pro-people directive has asked the ULBs to overcome these difficulties in extending the benefits to deserving beneficiaries so that the more people would be covered under PMAY by filling specific affidavits, sworn in before the executive magistrate.
While in 67 wards under BMC publicity was carried out between June 1 and June 4 through various media and ward-wise camps were organised between June 5 and June 12. The compilation of information and preparation of register were completed between June 13 and 21 and display of draft list of beneficiaries and verification was done between June 22 and 30.
Ward Sabhas for recommendation of the proposal to the councils were organised during 1st week of July and display of final list published in the second week of this month. The list of the approved beneficiaries shall be submitted to the Housing and Urban Development Department as per the guideline.