BHUBANESWAR: Opposition BJP and Congress on Thursday hit out on the State authorities over implementation of its ‘Pucca Ghar Yojana’ after the latter claimed to have shifted greater than seven lakh folks from thatched homes and low-lying areas to cyclone shelters earlier than very extreme cyclone Yaas crossed Odisha coast.
“If the federal government’s propaganda of offering concrete homes to lakhs of individuals is true, what was the necessity of shifting them to cyclone shelters forward of the storm,” questioned deputy chief of Opposition Bishnu Charan Sethi.
Sethi stated that the Centre had sanctioned eight lakh concrete homes for the State beneath the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). However throughout each cyclone, the State authorities claims shifting lakhs of individuals to safer locations, he stated, including, this has raised questions on the implementation of the Pucca Ghar scheme.
President of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Niranjan Patnaik additionally criticised the federal government over the problem. Quoting authorities statistics, Patnaik stated greater than seven lakh folks together with 1.9 lakh from Balasore had been evacuated to cyclone shelters.
Odisha has confronted eight storms of various intensities because the 1999 tremendous cyclone and each time the federal government claims to have shifted extra folks, he stated. “Let the federal government make clear concerning the lakhs of Pucca Ghar which it claimed to have supplied to the folks,” Patnaik stated.