Rajasthan: Schemes non-existent, 87,916 rural houses still incomplete – ET RealEstate

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JAIPUR: As per the data available with the rural development department, of the 4.87 lakh houses sanctioned under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) from 2011-12 to 2015-16, building of 46,817 houses is yet to be completed and under CM-BPL houses scheme, of the 6.69 lakh houses sanctioned from 2011-12 to 2013-14, construction of 41,099 houses is still incomplete.

While both the schemes are non-existent now, 13,239 houses under CM-BPL scheme and 14,287 houses under IAY are disputed.

Appropriate action (even registering FIRs) will be taken against those beneficiaries who didn’t complete building their houses despite getting the sanctioned money, and also those who fled with the money without utilising the same to build houses. There are also some who used the money for other purposes (like repayment of bank loans), said an official.

An order issued by ACS rural development and panchayati raj department Rajeshwar Singh directed the district collectors to complete building all the sanctioned houses under both the schemes by August 31. Under both the schemes, Rs 70,000 were allotted to each beneficiary to build houses.

“Even though these two schemes are non-existent, building of houses under these schemes is incomplete even now. Both the schemes were discontinued about 5-7 years ago. FIR will be lodged against those who took the first instalment money and fled without building their houses. There are also some who took the second instalment of money and did not complete their houses. These beneficiaries will be motivated and pressurized to complete building houses. Some money has also been recovered from many defaulters,” said the official.

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