BHUBANESWAR: With the Centre scuttling the transfer of the Odisha authorities to co-brand the agricultural housing scheme beneath the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) with the state scheme — Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) — the opposition BJP on Wednesday created a ruckus within the Meeting demanding quick elimination of plaques containing the BPGY emblem.
As quickly because the Meeting began for the day, Chief of Opposition Pradipta Naik drew the eye of Speaker SN Patro to the letter written by Union Rural Improvement Secretary Nagendra Nath Sinha to the state authorities refusing permission to co-brand PMAY-G homes.
Naik urged the Speaker to direct the state authorities to take away the BPGY emblem failing which BJP members wouldn’t permit any transaction of enterprise in the home.
Dubbing the co-branding of PMAY-G homes by the BJD authorities a misleading motion designed to assert credit score for a centrally sponsored welfare scheme, he stated the BJP has been protesting on the difficulty for fairly someday however the ruling celebration has brazened it out violating the prevailing norms.
“We’ll proceed our protest each inside and out of doors the Meeting until the state authorities performs based on the principles and removes the BPGY emblem from the PMAY-G homes,” Naik instructed reporters exterior the Meeting.
Even because the BJP continued to protest on the difficulty, the state authorities in December final 12 months had directed all Collectors and Undertaking Administrators of the district rural growth company (DRDA) to finish co-branding of all of the PMAY (G) and BPGY homes by the tip of February this 12 months.
“The plaque containing emblem of involved schemes must be affixed on all of the PMAY (G) and BPGY homes by finish of February 2021,” Director (particular tasks) of Panchayati Raj and Consuming division Arindam Dakua wrote in a letter.
Enclosing a revised design of the plaque within the official round, Dakua had stated that the co-branding must be undertaken in these homes accomplished after monetary 12 months 2014-15.
Thw transfer led the BJP to strategy Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal looking for his intervention to the deliberate try of the state authorities to mislead the folks about PMAY-G in violation of the federal construction.
Not too long ago, a delegation of BJP MPs led by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had additionally met Union Rural Improvement Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and sought his intervention to the evident inconsistencies and irregularities within the collection of beneficiaries and use of state authorities emblem prominently on PMAY-G homes.
Earlier, Odisha Panchayati Raj and Consuming Water Minister Pratap Jena had instructed the Meeting that there’s nothing mistaken in utilizing the ‘Biju’ emblem on homes constructed beneath PMAY because the state’s share within the rural housing scheme comes round 51 per cent (Rs 10,000 incentive) and 56 computer (Rs 20,000 incentive). The state authorities supplies incentive to beneficiaries on well timed completion.
Congress members protest energy tariff hike
Congress members led by Tara Prasad Bahinipati voiced their protest in opposition to the ability tariff hike by the Odisha Electrical energy Regulatory Fee and severely criticised the state authorities for placing further monetary burden on the shoppers, who’re but to get better from the Covid-19 disaster.
After repeated adjournments, the Speaker referred to as for an all-party assembly to resolve the tangle. Because the opposition members didn’t permit him to conduct the proceedings of the Home in a traditional method, Patro adjourned the pre-lunch session until 4 pm.