UNDP to to help Odisha to build 30 Lakh Pucca Houses

Bhubaneswar, Oct 31: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide financial, technical and managerial aid to Odisha government to build 30 lakh pucca houses in the state by 2019.

The proposal was discussed at a meeting between Panchayati Raj minister Arun Sahu and UNDP country head Jaco Cilliers and other officials of UNDP on Thursday.

Following the discussion UNDP agreed that it would provide financial, technical and managerial assistance to the state government to construct 30 lakh "pucca" houses that would be constructed by 2019.

It should be noted that the pucca houses proposal was in the manifesto of ruling BJD that had announced during the election campaign that the party would provide pucca houses under the Biju pucca ghar scheme to all the poor people in the state if the party comes to power.