Odisha announces shelter assistance for construction workers

Bhubaneswar, Nov 3 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced the launch of the ‘Nirman Shramik Pucca Ghar Yojana’ from December to provide shelter to construction workers in the state.

The government has decided to provide Rs.1 lakh as housing grant under the scheme to construction workers through the Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.

Workers registered for minimum five years, and aged between 18 and 60 years, will be eligible to get the grant to build houses on their own land, said a release from the Chief Minister’s Office.

However, workers who have benefited from other housing schemes cannot apply.

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