Over 18 lakh beneficiaries got aid under PMAY-Gramin: Bihar rural minister – ET RealEstate

PATNA: State rural development minister Shravan Kumar told the legislative council on Monday that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme is being implemented properly in the state, and its progress monitored. The minister said staffers have been roped in on a contract basis to encourage beneficiaries to avail of the facility, and panchayats observe Awas Diwas every Wednesday.

He was replying to a starred question raised by MLCs Radha Charan Sah and Ram Chandra Purbey on the issue of incomplete houses under Indira Awas Yojana and their report not available on the portal.

Shravan told the Upper House that the Indira Awas Yojana was renamed Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin in 2016-17. He said from 2012-13 to 2015-16, the construction of 19.03 lakh houses were approved, and 18.03 lakh beneficiaries have got the first instalment. He said 13.67 lakh units are complete.

He further said as per a letter from the Union ministry dated November 2017, there’s a ban on giving the first instalment to new beneficiaries under the Indira Awas Yojana and only those houses which have received the first instalment will be completed. This means 4.35 lakh beneficiaries will not get money.

Minister further said beneficiaries have to construct their houses themselves and they get the second or other instalments only after completing a certain determined level.

Acting chairperson Awadhesh Narain Singh told the Upper House that the video clippings of the proceedings will be made available to them the same day, which they could use on their social media. BJP MLC Rajneesh Kumar thanked the acting chairperson on behalf of all members.



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Bihar: Land survey work kicks off in three blocks of Katihar – ET RealEstate

BY: Sanjeev Mishra

KORHA: The much-awaited special land survey has begun in three blocks of Katihar districtFalka, Korha and Kurshela. The state government’s ambitious land survey project, work on which is currently in progress in at least 20 districts, is expected to reduce land-related disputes drastically.

Katihar DM Kanwal Tanuj said the land survey work was in progress in 185 revenue villages of three anchals in Katihar district – Kurshela, Falka and Korha.

“An ‘aam sabha’ was conducted in the targeted revenue villages and the survey ‘khatian (register)’ was extracted mauza-wise. The records are now being uploaded to the dedicated management information system (MIS). Declarations regarding land ownership and family lineage were being taken from land owners. The ‘khanapuri’ exercise of plot-wise physical inspection will be started as soon as the identified agency from Hyderabad arrives in Katihar,” the DM added.

Meanwhile, some farmers under Phulwaria panchayat in the district have expressed satisfaction over the land survey work. The farmers also said total arable land in the district would become digital and accessible just at the click of a mouse. Sale and purchase of land as well as upkeep of “khata” and “khatiyan (ancestral land record)” would also become easier, they said.

Mahesh Soren (52), a marginal farmer with 4-5 kattha of land at Phulwaria Pokhari Tola, said, “I want mutation of land holdings in my name. At present, it carries the name of my father in Register 1 (the document which the government maintains pertaining to land records).”

Mohan Hansda (52), who lost his land document and is attempting to procure the same from the government record office, was enthusiastic about the survey work. “It’s the good beginning,” he said.



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